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Organization/Project Application for Diverse City Fund Grant (fall 2019) 
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Coalition/Alliance Application for Diverse City Fund Grant (fall 2019)
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DEADLINE: Please complete the application by 11:59 PM, October 2, 2019.

See tabs below for more information on this grant round. 

Application Overview and Instructions
This year, we are collecting applications through an online web forms platform, Formplus. Please note that there are two (2) different applications—one for an organization and one for a coalition or alliance. Please see our Grantmaking Guidelines for grant eligibility requirements, including how Diverse City Fund defines a coalition. 

Please enter and submit your answers directly into the form. The application platform allows applicants to save their progress and continue at a later date, as long as an email is provided. 

In order to preview the application, a PDF of the questions may be downloaded below. If you have any issues completing the application online, please reach out to us at

Application Timeline
All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  What happens next? Our Grantmaking Team will review applications during the last weekend in October. We plan to let folks know of our decisions by early November.
Funding Priorities
The Board of Instigators has completed a the planning portion of our strategic planning process and is now beginning to implement the plan. In this grant round, our focus will remain:

  • Groups that might not get funded by traditional funders, e.g. groups that are small, new volunteer-led, politically radical or activist initiatives, etc.
  • Coalitions / alliances
  • Mobilizations for protests and resistance
  • Organizing and advocacy, and
  • Healing, mental health and cultural liberation work that brings people of color together and prepares people to resist.
Groups that received funding from Diverse City Fund during the spring 2019 round, are not eligible for funding during this round and may apply again in spring 2020. 

For more eligibility considerations, please see our updated Grantmaking Guidelines for information about who we are, what we fund, our grantmaking process, and what we mean by social justice.

Information Sessions
For more information please attend one of our information sessions:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00pm
Anacostia Neigborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Road SE

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30pm 
Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Avenue NE

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 3:00pm 
Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Avenue NW

RSVP to or call 202-709-7038 if you are interested in attending an info session.

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