The Dandelion Fund will grant up to $3,000 to Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color living in Minnesota.
Donor Name: Nexus Community Partners
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $3,000
This is an opportunity for people to practice being like the Dandelion and living into NCEI’s pathway of work! Dandelions detoxify soil, dig deep roots, and spread their seeds to offer healing in other places. This fund is an opportunity for people to do the same within their communities.
The Dandelion Fund is
- A $50,000 grant fund for BIPOC community members living in Minnesota.
- Using random selection. People are awarded using a random selection tool.
- Making grants to at least 16 individuals
- The fund may support more people depending on how much money people choose to apply for: $1,000, $1,500, $2,000, $2,500, or $3,000
The grants can be used for a variety of purposes as long as your proposal is in alignment with NCEI’s three guiding pathways. It is up to you as to how you want to live into each, some, or all of pathways. They have provided a few examples of each pathway to help with your application. Please apply even if you do not see your ideas listed below.
The funding areas are:
- Healing and Liberation
- Be well and get free. They are interested in funding experiences that lead to wellness and liberation. Healing to us means practices, activities, ideas, and materials, that promote wellness and wholeness in one’s mind, body, and soul. Liberation to us means practices, activities, ideas, and materials, that promote self-determination (without threat of violence or retribution). Healing and liberation are building deep roots with community by nourishing the places and spaces that allow us to honor responsibility to the collective whole while celebrating joys.
- Decolonization means divorcing patterns of conquest and destruction and dominant culture behaviors (power hoarding, othering, hyper-individualism, etc.). It means returning to deep and right relationships with land, history, ancestors, and each other as interdependent, reciprocal, complex living beings. Decolonization is an ongoing spiritual journey to help each of us learn and unlearn how to know, act, and live.
- Joy is birthright and is an embodied experience and/or practice of feeling pleasure and delight. They can feel joy from simple pleasures like resting or eating your favorite food, or from far more complex and mysterious experiences, like welcoming new life into the world. Joy affords us the ability to dig deep and build collective muscle and memory around abundance and liberation.
Individuals or groups seeking funding aligned with one of the three funding pathways/areas:
- Healing and liberation
Individuals who identify as:
- Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color (BIPOC)
- 14+ years old
- A Minnesota Resident
- You live in MN and have a MN address
- Collectives: One person per collective is allowed to apply for a maximum of $3,000.
For more information, visit Nexus Community Partners.