As part of JD Finish Line’s Louder Than Words platform and our continued goal to support diverse and underserved communities, the JD Finish Line Foundation is launching a nationwide grant cycle. These grants will be awarded throughout 2022 to nonprofit organizations that make a difference in communities around the country.
Please see the outline of the program below and encourage nonprofits you think qualify to apply for a grant! Qualifying nonprofits can apply here.
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The Louder Than Words grants will be utilized to amplify nonprofit organizations that make a difference in diverse and underserved communities.
Qualifying organizations will have the opportunity to apply for grants up to $25,000.
APPLICATION PERIODREVIEW PERIODGRANT AWARDED BYJuly 5 – August 8, 2022August 2022End of September 2022September 6 – October 10, 2022October 2022End of November 2022
What type of projects qualify for funding?Programming or activities for participation in youth programs that place an importance on youth development, an active and healthy lifestyle or educationImprovements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property or for new facilities and/or groundsEmergency needs that would somehow be keeping the organization from providing current services such as natural disasters or other unforeseen circumstances that require special funding to helpScholarships that provide full or partial funding to participate in programs provided by organization
Must be currently filed under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code Must create positive impact specifically on diverse communities51% or more of the population/participants are people of colorHave demonstrated commitment and capacity to deliver culturally competent services Support efforts to alleviate the impact of race-based discrimination and disparities
If organization is operating near JD, Finish Line and/or Finish Line at Macy’s stores
FOUNDATION WILL NOT GRANT
Political campaigns, or attempts to influence public officialsOrganizations that unlawfully discriminate as to race, religion, income, gender, disability or national originProjects or programs aimed at promoting the teachings of a particular church or religious denomination, or construction projects of churches and other religious institutionsFraternal, veterans or labor organizationsFoundations affiliated with a for-profit entityEndowmentsBeauty or talent contestsIndividualsMedical, scientific or academic researchPay for travel or trips
For questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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