Monday, October 19, 2015

DC Trust Community Partnerships Mini-Grants Awards Increased to up to $50,000

DC Trust has made some important changes to the Community Partnerships Mini-Grants InitiativeRequest for Proposals (RFP).  Nonprofit organizations and individuals may now apply for up to $50,000 in funding for eligible programs and services to youth and/or families addressing critical priorities in select neighborhoods across the District. 
Click here to learn more or view amended RFP.  
Please note that applicants must attend an information session (GTA session) before applying for these grants. If you have not already attended a session and would like to apply, you may participate in an online GTA session - presented by the Center for Excellence in Youth Development - to satisfy this requirement. 
Click here to register for an online GTA session. 
Technical Assistance and Support

Foundation CenterThe Foundation Center is offering a free proposal writing class for individuals and organizations applying for the Community Partnerships Mini-Grants Initiative RFP on Friday, October 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity located at 2235 Shannon Pl. SE, Suite 3040, Washington DC 20020.
Click here to RSVP. 

Taproot FoundationThe Taproot Foundation is offering free technical assistance through pro bono consultants for applicants who would like support with their proposals.  To access the help of a free consultant, follow these three easy steps:
  1. Post a project request
  2. Connect with a pro bono consultant
  3. Get started!
For additional information, contact Taproot at
Questions regarding the RFP or process must be submitted in person at the information session (GTA session) or via e-mail to  All written questions and responses concerning this RFP will be posted on the Trust’s website in response at

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