Foundation / Corporation
Blackstone Charitable Foundation
10/12/15 8:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and Territories, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations that are actively working to strengthen an entrepreneurial ecosystem, defined as a target population, industry, or geographic region. Organizations may apply for one of two tracks:
1. BIG Program/Project Challenge Grant:
Organizations may apply for funding for a specific program/project (new or existing) that addresses a systemic challenge facing entrepreneurial ecosystems. In order to apply, an organization must clearly articulate the challenge (what you will be solving for), and must demonstrate how the program/project will address the challenge with a new or innovative approach over a one-year period. The challenge and program should affect (or have the potential to affect) a large population, serving as a model that could be replicated nationally or globally in future years.
2. BIG Event Grant:
Established organizations may apply for funding for a specific event or convening, or a specific track within a larger event, that accelerates the conversation around entrepreneurship on a regional, national, and/or global scale. The event must convene key influencers, decision makers, and practitioners in entrepreneurship and should have clearly articulated goals to make a lasting impact on an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
GrantWatch ID#: 162172
The majority of grants awarded will be between $250,000 and $500,000.
BIG Programs/Projects must address the challenge with a new or innovative approach over a one-year period.
BIG Events must take place between February 1, 2016 and January 30, 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Foundation team at Foundation@Blackstone.com.
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
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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