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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Nonprofits to
Produce Original Solutions to Social Problems

Network for Social Innovation

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Funding Source:

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Guggenheim Partners

Deadline Date:

05/31/22 5 PM Eastern


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Grants and in-kind support to USA nonprofit organizations to produce original, creative solutions to social problems. Funding for organizational expenses in addition to creative capital will be awarded to early-stage organizations that serve disadvantaged populations. Priority will be given to applicants in the greater New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles regions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189350

Estimated Size of Grant:

Financial Capital:
- Initial cash investment of $100,000 designated for general operating purposes.

Creative Capital:
- Non-financial contributions, including, but not limited to: Convenings (Impact Lab), Strategic advisory services, Networking, Employee engagement
- Creative capital contributions will be determined based on the unique needs of each organization

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply, organizations must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Qualify for non-profit status under the US Internal Revenue Service (501c3)
- Have at least two full-time staff members
- Have an observable direct-service program in place
- Work with an underserved population*
- Not seek funding for any of the following:
- Individuals or private foundations
- Religious organizations, except for non-sectarian activities
- Travel or conferences for employees
- Books, research papers or articles
- International organizations
- Galas, benefits or other fundraisers
- Political causes or candidates
- A group utilizing a fiscal agent
- Comply with the Guggenheim Partners Non-Discrimination Policy

Organizations that meet the following criteria will be prioritized:
1. Stage:
- Modest budget (Target: $1-5 million, no more than $10 million)
- Young (Target: 1-5 years old, no more than 10 years old)
- Strong team (i.e. At least 5 people on staff and/or board)
2. Target:
- Serving underserved populations*
- US-based (registered 501c3)
- Regional priority given to areas with significant Guggenheim presence (NY, Chicago, LA)
3. Innovation:
- Committed leadership employing innovation to produce meaningful solutions to social problems
- Program is clearly differentiated from other organizations addressing the same social problem through the use of innovation

*Underserved populations include, but are not limited to: Low-income and/or homeless individuals, veterans, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and those disadvantaged because of lack of access to basic resources and services.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due at 5 PM Eastern on Tuesday, May 31.

Vetting of Network for Social Innovation applicants will occur in three rounds.
Round 1:
- Application Period: Applications will open on April 15 and close at 5:00 PM ET on May 31.
- Application Review Period: July
Round 2:
- Application Period By Invitation Only: August
- Application Review Period (In-Person Meetings and Due Diligence): September-October
Round 3:
- Final Review Period: November
- Final Decisions: December

1. Access the online Eligibility Quiz. If your organization is eligible, the Round 1 Application will "unlock."
2. Complete the Round 1 Application.

Funding will be distributed in two tranches, 6 months apart.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Access the online Eligibility Quiz at the URL for Full Text below. If your organization is eligible, the Round 1 Application will "unlock."

For questions or concerns, please email (Please include the name of your organization in the subject line.)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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