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Impact Accelerator 2020

Opportunity for Louisiana Nonprofits and For-Profits in Eligible
Areas to Participate in an Organizational Development Program

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Foundation / Corporation

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Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

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Deadline Date:

05/31/20 11:59 PM CT


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Opportunity for Louisiana nonprofit and for-profit organizations in eligible regions to participate in a professional development program. The program is intended to support entrepreneurs that address disparities within the focus areas of education, community economic development, food, health, and water. In response to COVID-19, this year’s accelerator focuses on supporting businesses navigating the new landscape as a result of the pandemic. Propeller will prioritize entrepreneurs working to serve a client base demographically representative of New Orleans.

Propeller works with entrepreneurs who aim to pivot their strategies or strengthen their service or program delivery while incorporating foundations of equity into strategies and services with the goal of addressing disparities in New Orleans. Priority will be given to ventures that aim to address systemic inequities beyond the immediate public health crisis while either pivoting their business strategies or managing an increase in demand for services as a result of the pandemic

Propeller drives systemic change within five focus areas. For each sector, Propeller will prioritize solutions that specifically address the following issues:

  • Community Economic Development: Organizations improving the operating environment for Black and Brown entrepreneurs, for-profit brick and mortar businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color, and building community along the Broad Street Corridor. Development of affordable housing along the South Broad corridor.
  • Education (Ages 0-24): Development of equitable, culturally relevant practices, policies, and approaches in education systems across New Orleans. Access to quality early childhood education. Expanded pathways to vocational education and job skill development for New Orleans youth.
  • Health: Health care service provision or delivery. Service provision to impact social and physical determinants of health.
  • Food: Food access and food equity as well as food service businesses who are pivoting to producing consumer packaged goods and other local food products with an emphasis on sustainable, healthy, affordable, and locally sourced ingredients. Equitable food sector economic development.
  • Water: Community-level interventions to improve how we live with water, companies or organizations directly addressing environmental disparities for communities of color. Design or construction of coastal projects in alignment with state coastal master plan, e.g. marsh creation, rock terracing. Design or construction of green infrastructure for public or private clients.

For information about the benefits of the program, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189857

Number of Grants:

A maximum of twenty (20) ventures (for-profit and/or non-profit) will be selected for this year’s cohort.

Term of Contract:

Four-month program: July 15 - November 20, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For-profits and nonprofits serving a client base in New Orleans are eligible.

Due to the focus of this year’s accelerator, the program is open to businesses who were in operations or have begun operations within one of Propeller’s areas of focus by May 31, 2020.

Propeller selects its Impact Ventures from a competitive pool of applicants that have identified a meaningful problem, and have a compelling and unique solution.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An applicants information session will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5:30 - 6:00 PM.

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Pre-Application Information:

Final Application Deadline: May 31 at 11:59 pm CT.

Program Commitments
- Attend Orientation (August 1, 2020)
- Attend all bi-weekly meetings with your Lead Mentor (August 3, 2020 - November 20, 2020)
- Attend all bi-weekly convenings
- Develop and execute a self-developed and self-directed work plan with clear milestones and deliverables
- Strong commitment to racial equity
- High effort and timely communications with all Propeller staff and consultants

Community Economic Development program details:

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

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Schedule a time for a consultation with the team:

If you have any questions while submitting your application, contact or reach out to Program Coordinator, Melissa Alba. at 504.867.9099.

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USA: Louisiana: New Orleans

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