The LJMF is accepting applications for its Intercultural Harmony Initiative to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds within defined geographical areas through collaborative, cross-cultural exchange projects. Projects must be intercultural and demonstrate intercultural exchange, rather than focused on just one culture.
Donor Name: Laura Jane Musser Fund
State: Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, New York and Texas
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Up to $25,000
Grant Duration: 18 months
Priority is Placed on Projects that . . .
- Include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals
- Build positive relationships across cultural lines
- Engender intercultural harmony, tolerance, understanding, and respect
- Enhance intercultural communication, rather than cultural isolation, while at the same time honoring the unique qualities of each culture
Projects must Demonstrate
- Need in the community for the intercultural exchange project
- Grassroots endorsement by participants across cultural lines, as well as their active participation in planning and implementation of the project
- The Ability of the organization to address the challenges of working across the cultural barriers identified by the project
- Tangible benefits in the larger community
- Planning (up to $5,000) These funds may support costs like: consultant or staff time, meeting costs, mailings, secretarial support, refreshments, local travel, childcare, etc.
- Implementation (Up to $25,000) These funds are available to implement collaborative cross-cultural exchange projects. The projects should result in a tangible outcome within at least the first 18 months.
Who can apply ?
- Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations (organizations with fiscal sponsors are not eligible)
- Local units of Government
Projects Eligible for Support
Intercultural Harmony projects can be carried out in a number of areas, including (but not limited to): Community service, youth activities, the arts
What the Program will cover
- New programs or projects within their first three years
- The planning or implementation phase of a project.
Outcomes Should Include
- A demonstration of intercultural exchange between cultures
- Increased comfort in interaction between the groups and individual citizens addressed by the project
- Harmonious shared use of public space and community facilities
- Continued cooperation by the participants or communities addressed by the project.
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