Connection to grant objectives/criteria
At this time, BOF is providing grants in support of two (2) program streams – Education, and Health. The stream selected should reflect the primary focus of the proposed project activities.
Below are some examples of priority focus issues in the areas of education and health:
- Digital access/communication cross Canada connecting Black educators, parents and kids who can interact
- Peer-to-peer mentorship programs
- Educational resources
- Culturally focused programming
- Implicit bias training
- Accountability for health inequities faced by Black Canadians
- Social isolation/mental health
- Black Transgender experience in healthcare
- Artificial intelligence to advance equity
- Research in Black healthcare
- Mobile/virtual social work
- Must be a *Black-led and **Black-serving organization;
- Must be a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization or charity;
- Must have an existing project in the areas of education or health, which meets the granting program criteria, or a proposed project for which initial funding has already been secured;
- Must have an online web presence (i.e. website, social media, etc.);
- Must be able to show up-to-date financial statements;
- Must be able to provide a project budget for the initiative for which funding is being sought;
- Organization cannot have any outstanding tax debt – or should have an up-to-date payment plan (demonstrating at least two (2) months of on time payment of outstanding tax debt);
- Organization cannot have declared bankruptcy
Grant deadline: March 31, 2022 11:59 EST
- Grant amount: Applicants can request minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000.
- Grant disbursements: Organizations can apply for single or multi-year funding. (ex. $5,000 can be distributed in one payment or $2,500 over 2 years)
At least two thirds of the leadership (e.g. board of directors, executive, management team) must self-identify as Black
Significant portion of program activities prioritize serving Black communities of Canada
Black Opportunity Fund recognizes and is committed to reducing the power imbalances inherent to funder/fundee relationships and to using an anti-oppression and intersectional lens. We use trust-based participatory decision-making processes so the communities who are most impacted by our work have a say in how we carry out our mandate.
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