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CBO Equity & Inclusion

CBOs will join a 9-month learning journey embedding equity practices that encourage collective reflection and transformational change. The workshops offer fresh perspectives and practical strategies guiding CBOs toward creating an organizational equity & inclusion plan.

Six grants of $20,000 awarded upon completion of the program.

Applications are closed for 2021.

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The Cohort Experience

Community benefit organizations (CBOs) will engage in an 9 month workshop series designed to guide organizational practices through a lens of equity and social change. The cohort will work with a consultant to identify potential ideas focused on building equity and inclusion.

Grant Overview: August 4, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00am

2021 Workshops: September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 (11am – 1pm)

2022 Workshops: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 (11am – 1pm)

Completion report: Due August 31, 2022

*Workshop attendance is required. Failure to maintain grant requirements may affect your ability to apply for future grants.

Evaluation Criteria

• Commitment to DEI – Does the organization describe a clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)?

• Challenges – Has the organization described current challenges regarding equity and inclusion substantially? Is the organization intentional with identifying examples of those challenges?

• Vision and Desire – Does the application clearly describe their desire and vision with respect to DEI?

• Goals and Results – Does the application clearly articulate the organization’s desired DEI goals and results?

• Cohort Experience – If chosen, how will this organization contribute and gain from the 8-month experience?

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2021 CBO Equity & Inclusion Program Info Session

March 25

Apply Now!

Start a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the CBO Equity & Inclusion Program by May 12 @ 11:59 pm. You must complete the LOI before you can start the full application. The final application deadline is May 19 @ 11:59 pm.

Application Process and Timeline

Read about our application process and see our full application timeline.

Info Sheet

Get a snapshot of everything you need to know about the CBO Equity & Inclusion Program.

Application Questions

Get a preview of the application questions.

Email Senior Program Officer, Fran Rodriguez, at if you have any questions.


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