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Pan African Community Endowment (PACE) Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Programs to Assist African-
American Communities in Health, Education, and Justice

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations - Pan African Community Endowment (PACE)

Deadline Date:

08/14/19 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grant of up to $10,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations serving African-American communities for projects and programs that reduce racial disparities in the areas of health, education, the justice system, social justice, and arts and culture. Collaborations between one or more projects or organizations are encouraged. Organizations and programs and projects which are led by members of the Pan African Community will receive priority.

Focus Area Details:

1. Health
PACE is interested in projects that work with the Pan African community and other communities of color on eliminating health disparities and providing health education, health promotion or food access/justice activities to communities affected by health disparities. Preference will be given to organizations serving the elderly, women’s health, and mental health.

2. Justice System
PACE seeks to fund projects that reduce the disproportionate rate of incarceration of Pan African community members in Minnesota through strategies such as interrupting the cradle-to-prison pipeline, public education, projects specifically serving women and girls, policy change and advocacy, transportation, re-entry support, diversion, and detention alternatives.

3. Education
PACE seeks proposals for educational opportunities that reflect the rich culture of the African diaspora. Priority will be given to projects and/or programs that inspire academic, career, and/or life success. Additional priority will be given to programs that work with African-American high school and middle school students.

4. Social Justice
PACE is seeking proposals that focus on immigration and refugee work that emphasizes policy advocacy, justice, and education. Organizations with projects involving the independent media and press are also highly encouraged to apply.

5. Arts & Culture
PACE is seeking proposals for programs that reflect the cultural identity of the African diaspora and aim to use their creative work to shift consciousness while paying homage to the history of black arts and culture.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145412

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Requested grant terms should start no earlier than November 1, 2019. The proposed project or program must be completed by December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The applicant organization must serve members of the Pan African Community in Minnesota.
- Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, or the organization must use a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in good standing with the IRS. See the Fiscal Agent Agreement form for more information on fiscal agent requirements.
- The applicant organization must have annual operating expenses of $10 million or less.
- Projects must address the unique needs and strengths of members of the Pan African community.
- In addition, the program or project must address one or more of the priority funding areas described above.

Pre-Application Information:

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Foundation staff prior to submitting a proposal.

The deadline for submission of your application is August 14, 2019. Your application must be received by 3:00 p.m. on the deadline date.

PACE prefers that applications be submitted using the Submittable Online Portal.

If you are unable to submit your grant online, please contact Stephanie Battle no later than August 7, 2019 to make alternative arrangements

Notification is expected to occur in November 2019.

Applicants may only submit a grant request for one project/program/initiative. The only exceptions are organizations serving as fiscal agents for another organization or collaborations. An organization may submit one application on its own and one as a fiscal agent.

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Contact Information:

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

Register and apply for a grant online:

Stephanie Battle
Director of Community Impact

101 Fifth Street East
Suite 2400
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1800
651.224.5463 or 800.875.6167

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota