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Compassionate Impact Grant (CIG)

Grant to a USA Nonprofit Organization to
Address the Needs of Underserved Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB)

Deadline Date:

02/07/20 12:00 PM CT


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Grant of up to $30,000 to a USA nonprofit organization that focuses on ways to impact underserved populations. Funding is intended to support an organization with social initiatives that are transformative, innovative, evidence-based, and that address community problems.

The grant will be given to one organization with the goal of increasing that organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. Priority will be given to organizations that can show how the grant would tangibly increase their capacity. Not all—or even most—of the grant money must be spent on “capacity building” per se, but the grant should be a true game-changer for the organization (e.g., jump-start projects that are stalled from underfunding, allow for critical staffing additions, fund the implementation of a data evaluation system). 

Key Program Requirements:

1. Innovation: Grant will fund organizations that are developing potentially transformative solutions. FBB seeks to support an organization that pursues new ways to solve old problems with solutions that are more efficient, faster, increase cost-effectiveness, and lead to better results for the population served and the broader community. 

2. Evidence-driven: : Organizations must utilize evidence to drive the development and implementation of their programs. Organizations are asked to provide a summary of the evidence/best practices or studies that have influenced their program design and articulate their theory of change—explain the process of change with causal links from the issue(s) they are addressing to the long-term goal(s).

FBB will give priority consideration to organizations that can establish that their approach:

1. Impacts historically oppressed peoples (e.g. racial minorities, minority sexual or gender identities, people living with disability)

2. It is organized and led by members of the target community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178634

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

In Fall 2020, FBB will make a grant in the amount of $30,000.

Based on the final report, a single follow-up grant of $5,000 may be awarded in 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be non-profit organizations with current 501(c)3 status with the United States Internal Revenue Service with an organization expense budget that does not exceed $500,000 USD.

Programs not eligible for consideration:
1. Advocacy organizations and projects.
2. Religiously based programs/organizations or programs/organizations that participate in or are affiliated with proselytizing.
3. Organizations that have already received a Compassionate Impact Grant from FBB.

Pre-Application Information:

The LOI application window begins on January 6, 2020 and ends on February 7, 2020, 12:00pm Central Time.

FBB staff will notify organizations no later than March 20, 2020 of their invitation to submit a full proposal.

Contact Information:

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

To submit a Letter of Intent:

Direct any questions to:

Wendy Webber, Programs Director

Emails will be answered between January 13th and 24th only.

Foundation Beyond Belief
211 Baker Rd., #531
Barker, TX 77413

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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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