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PURPOSE

Mentor Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas Volunteer Commission, is proud to announce a new mini-grant opportunity to help volunteer and mentor organizations in Kansas build their capacity around social justice. Mentor Kansas and the Commission strive to increase power, representation, and agency among historically marginalized communities.  We believe in the fair treatment of all people in a society, including respect for the rights of and equitable distribution of resources among members of a community.

 

The Social Justice Capacity Building mini-grant focuses on initiatives or projects that support social justice and addresses one of the following:

  • Access, inclusion and participation in all programs, services, and opportunities;
  • Empowerment of individuals/communities to voice what is most important to them;
  • Action to recognize injustice and navigate differences of power, privilege, and oppression.

 

ELIGIBLE ENTITIES

The following entities are eligible to apply: public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; school districts and institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and Indian Tribes. Projects must take place in the State of Kansas.

 

GRANT PROJECT PERIOD

Projects under this proposal must take place from January 1 – June 30, 2022. Mini-grant awards will be announced on or before December 29, 2021.

 

FUNDING INFORMATION

The Commission expects to award between $2,500 and $3,500. Applicants understand that this is a cost-reimbursement grant funding opportunity.

You can find Mini-Grant Guidelines HERE!

You can find Mini-Grant Application  HERE!

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DECEMBER 16, 2021, AT 5:00 PM!

Questions? Contact: psmith@ksde.org