RFP for Citi Foundation's Community Progress Makers Fund - Due Jan. 8, 2016

Posted 4 years ago at 12:37 am

Hello, Forum members! Please see the below announcement and attached RFP to find out about Citi Foundation's new Community Program Makers Funder. First round proposals are due January 8, 2016.

"The Citi Foundation has established the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million initiative, to invest in visionary organizations committed to aligning the work of residents, nonprofits, businesses, and municipal governments in an effort to create opportunity and drive economic progress for low- and moderate-income communities across the U.S.

We are defining Community Progress Makers as trusted, visionary, and established organizations that are working in new ways to address urban challenges. They serve both as a safety net for communities in economic distress and champions who break down silos and connect communities to greater social and economic opportunity. The most successful community innovators know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to complex social issues. Yet there is a growing recognition that breaking down silos, and working comprehensively and collectively with others can dramatically accelerate the pace of progress.

The Citi Foundation seeks to invest in leaders and organizations who are working to make cities engines of opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Through core support funding we seek to enable these leaders to take the bold steps required to create transformative outcomes for their communities and for their organizations.

Community Progress Makers will each receive the following:

• Core support grant of up to $500,000 over two years
• Technical assistance from national experts and leading researchers
• Access to skills-based, pro-bono Citi volunteer teams to advise on organization development
• Communications support to expand influence and share the work with a broad audience
• Opportunities to connect and share learnings with other grantees through Community Progress Makers in-person convenings and webinars"

See link attached to this post for a PDF of the full RFP with the proposal requirements.


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