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Projects to Benefit Local Residents and Promote Social Justice

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I Am Trenton Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

08/05/22 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to New Jersey organizations and groups for projects to benefit local residents in eligible locations. Areas of focus include community improvement, social justice, equity, and resiliency. Priority will be given to proposals from people of color, area residents, and people with lived experience of the issue the project is addressing. Funding is intended to benefit Trenton residents.

The 2022 citywide grant cycle will support ideas that address equity, social justice, and resiliency. The Foundation will be accepting applications in the following categories:

  • Equity and social justice: Initiatives that address an equity or social justice problem, organize those affected, challenge the causes, bring new awareness, cause discomfort, and/or create pressure for change. 
  • Resilience: Initiatives that improve organizations or communities’ ability to deal with disruptions like, but not limited to, the pandemic, climate change, economic crises, etc. 
  • Community Improvement: Projects that improve a specific issue or challenge in the applicant’s community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143975

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $5,000. Most grants are expected to be between $1,000 to $3,000.

Term of Contract:

Project activities should occur between September 2022 and September 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations and groups may apply, including nonprofit organizations, unincorporated groups, collectives, resident associations, etc.

The Foundation will prioritize projects designed and led by Trenton residents, people of color, and people with lived experience of the issue the project is addressing. Applicants are not required to have 501(c)3 nonprofit status. However, please note that grant funds are considered taxable income by the State of New Jersey and the IRS unless the recipient entity is tax-exempt. The Foundation also requires a W9 with either an EIN or SSN to issue each grant. The Foundation strongly encourages applicants who do not have 501(c)3 status to partner with a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that can serve as a fiscal sponsor for the project.

Not Funded:
- Projects or organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
- Debt reduction or on-going operational support
- Capital campaigns or fundraising events
- Re-granting programs
- Scholarships
- Partisan political activities, lobbying, or efforts to influence an election
- Religious activities such as worship, religious instruction, or proselytizing. Religious organizations can apply for non-denominational activities that are open to all and do not require participation in religious services.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-application workshop (optional but encouraged) - Dates:

- Tuesday, June 28, 5:30 pm - 7 pm. To Register:
- Thursday, July 7, 5:30 pm - 7 pm. To Register:
- Saturday, July 9, 10 am - 11:30 am. To Register:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline is extended to August 5, 2022, 11:59 pm.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Phone: (515) 674-2127

I Am Trenton Community Foundation
PO Box 1743
Trenton, NJ 08607

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Trenton

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