Spring & Fall Grant Rounds

The Spring 2021 application is now CLOSED. Please look out for information in August about the Fall 2021 application.

Before you Apply

  1. REVIEW our revised Grantmaking Guidance to make sure your group is eligible and your work/project aligns with our funding priorities.
  2. WATCH this short video (below) on how to use our new application platform.

Tips for Applying:

  • START EARLY – register and create your organization’s account as early as possible to make sure you don’t run into any technical issues and have time to familiarize yourself with the application. Unlike past rounds, the application does not need to be completed at one time.
  • CONSIDER VIDEO – the application gives the option to submit a video response to certain project narrative questions. Video responses will be given the same weight as written responses in the grantmaking decisions, so feel free to pick the method that helps you tell your story best.
  • RETURN HOME – even technology isn’t perfect! If you get an error message while completing any part of the application, just try returning to the homepage and try again.
  • REACH OUT – if you need any assistance with the application or accessibility support, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at info@diversecityfund.org. We are happy to virtually walk through the application process with you.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to access the ORGANIZATION application

Click here to access the COALITION application

Deadline is Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:59PM.


More About Our Grants

Diverse City Fund awards grant to people of color-led social justice projects in DC. Through our spring and fall grant rounds we award grants of up to $5,000 to individual organizations and up to $15,000 to coalition projects. We welcome any groups that meet our eligibility requirements to apply. For more information on what we fund and our eligibility requirements check out our Grantmaking Guidance page.

Interested in Learning More?

Wondering if your organization eligible for a grant? Want to talk to someone about your application? Interested in more information about Diverse City Fund?

Join us at one of our virtual information sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 PM. Register.
  • Miercoles 31 de marzo a las 6:30 PM (en español). Regístrese.

Contact us at info@diversecityfund.org for questions or to request a conversation with one of our team members. 

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