Total Award Amount: $30,000
Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 5th by 11:59 pm
The 2019 Beehive Collective Large Grant for addressing Environmental Justice in Raleigh will be awarded in December 2019. Preference will be given to programs that have a direct impact on Raleigh residents. Proposals requesting funds for statewide or national level projects will not be considered.
We are particularly interested in projects or programs that are innovative, measureable, and sustainable; grassroots and community-led; incorporate policy and/or systems change; forge partnerships with other groups working towards similar goals; equip communities with the tools or resources they need to advocate for themselves; or provide or work towards a more fair, equitable, and just community.
We view environmental justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, gender, national origin, ability, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. An ideal application will request funding for a project that addresses the following:
Community-based, grassroots-driven program
Promotes equitable engagement and shared decision making by community residents, stakeholders, and leadership
Involves people and communities who are affected by the problems and solutions
Justice for All
Ensures equitable treatment for individuals and groups and that no one
benefits to the detriment of others; fair and equitable access to resources.
Demands that all people have equitable access to political and economic power and resources
Public projects in underserved communities designed to have positive social, economic and environmental benefits
Apprenticeships to develop skills for jobs in environmental stewardship
Support or advocacy for investments in environmentally equitable infrastructure
Scholarships for training community ambassadors, grant-writing, and providing tools, etc. to become environmental stewards and advocates
Funding to increase community resiliency in the aftermath of storms for underserved populations
In order to qualify for a Beehive Collective grant, organizations must:
Be a 501(c)3 organization or have a partner fiscal agent*
Request funding for a Raleigh-based program that builds community through direct services, advocacy, or public engagement.
Directly address an issue related to our 2019 theme of “Environmental Justice” (see Grant Details section).
Recipients of a Beehive Collective large grant in 2016, 2017 or 2018 may not apply during this cycle.
*The Beehive Collective will consider making grants for programs not operated by tax-exempt non-profit organizations. However, such applicants must ask a tax-exempt organization to act as their fiscal agent. If the proposal is funded, the grant will be disbursed to the fiscal agent, who will pass it through to the grantee. The applicant is still responsible for all reporting and agreements.
September 5, 2019: Application Deadline
September 2019: First Round Committee Review
October 2019: Site visits to semi-finalists
November 2019: Selection of Finalists
Mid-December 2019: Announcement of Grant Recipient
By December 31, 2019: Disbursal of Funds
The Beehive Grants Committee thoroughly will review all eligible applications during the month of September and select 5-7 organizations to receive a site visit. Site visits are conducted throughout October. During the site visit, the semi-finalists will be asked to speak on camera about their project for no more than 5 minutes. The Grants Committee will film the presentation. The Grants Committee will reconvene in November to select the top 3 finalists. The finalists’ video presentations will be shown to the general membership in December prior to voting. Applicants will be notified at each step of the process regarding the status of their proposal.
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS and TERMS
Grantees are required to report on their progress at 6-month intervals.
June 2020: 6-month site visit
December 2020: 12-month written report
The site visit and written report will explore the results of specific, measurable objectives (as outlined in the application, below). The Evaluation Plan (outlined in question 6 of the 'Tell Us Your Story' section) may serve as a reference. The Beehive Grants Committee will provide a template for 12-month written report at the time of the grant award.
By submitting a proposal, you agree to these terms.