Application materials, bulleted below, must be submitted via a form, found here (form coming soon). Those materials must include:
Fiscal sponsorship is an arrangement between a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and a project conducted by an organization, group, or an individual that does not have 501(c)(3) status. Fiscal sponsorship permits the exempt sponsor to accept funds restricted for the sponsored project on the project’s behalf. The sponsor, in turn, accepts the responsibility to ensure the funds are properly spent to achieve the project’s goals. (Definition provided by CharityLawyerBlog.com)
The California Black Women’s Health Project has agreed to serve as a fiscal sponsor for The Village Fund. If you do not already have a fiscal sponsor and are interested in seeking fiscal sponsorship, please contact Sonya Young-Aadam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed and scored by a community review committee representing the breadth of the LA County AAIMM Prevention Initiative. The committee will select 8-10 applicants based on the scoring criteria and will endeavor to choose a cohort that represents the geographic diversity of the County as well as a mix of programs, business services, and innovations offered by the applicant pool.
There will be 8-10 grants awarded, ranging from $5,500 to $33,000, depending on the nature of the project and The Village Fund’s total capital.
Grants are awarded on a one-year basis and may be renewed depending on community need, funding available, and if The Village Fund remains a good fit for your work.
A final report will be due at the end of the one-year grant, which will be used for the evaluation, and will ask each grantee to share their progress on the work they were funded to perform, highlights, lessons learned, and new skills and/or competencies gained from the AAIMM Ambassadors Learning Community.
Black-led is defined as: (Black Equity Collective definition)
A plurality of the Board of Directors is Black (i.e., are the largest racial group represented on the Board) and the Executive Director/Organizational Leader or the Executive Leadership is majority Black. This demonstrates that Black people are in positions of power to influence organizational culture, make strategic decisions around programming, operations, and use of funds, and have responsibility for the successful execution of the mission and vision.
The applicant has pre-existing and long-standing relationships in the community for which it seeks funding support through The Village Fund, either because the applicant currently provides programs or services in the community that work to address racial disparities or because the applicant partners with others who do. It is expected that applicants do not see The Village Fund as an opportunity to “helicopter in” to a community or serve a population with which they have no prior relationship.