New funding is being offered by the Central New York Community Foundation to help nonprofit organizations operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion. Internal Diversity Equity & Action (IDEA) grants will support projects that create and sustain an equitable and inclusive workplace and service delivery.
Examples of eligible projects include cultural competency work with staff and/or board, leadership consultation, training for managers, audits of policies and practices and incorporation of DEI in strategic and/or financial planning. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, publicly supported organizations and organizations using a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor that serve residents of Onondaga and Madison counties are eligible.
IDEA grant applications are accepted year-round. Applying organizations should have done some initial staff or board training around structural racism, engaged in efforts to diversify their staff and/or board, participated in Intercultural Development Inventory or other assessment (IDI) at the staff and/or board levels, or other such activities.
Prospective applicants are asked to discuss their grant request by contacting Danielle Johnson at (315) 883-5554 or email@example.com before beginning the application process. Visit the IDEA grants page for more information.