In the face of hate and bias, the County of Santa Clara’s Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ) is offering Mini Grants for individuals and groups to-lead activities that empower vulnerable, marginalized communities and address the concerning rise of hate incidents and acts in Santa Clara County.
Donor Name: County of Santa Clara’s Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ)
County: Santa Clara County (CA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/30/2022
Grant Size: $200 – $2,500
The County of Santa Clara is offering Community Engagement Mini Grants Program for community members and groups for community-led activities that empower vulnerable, marginalized communities and address the concerning rise of hate incidents and acts in Santa Clara County and build a hate-free community for all.
These mini grants are intended for community members and groups, including but not limited to, grass root organizations, community activists, neighborhood groups, and community-based organizations.
As such, the County is seeking proposals for activities/projects that will promote cross-cultural understanding, relationship building activities among community members, learning about allyship to support those affected by hate and bias, outreach to young developing minds, sharing and celebrating the history of marginalized communities, and educating/training the community about resources and services that address the concerning rise of hate incidents and acts in Santa Clara County.
Grantees must provide a project, event or programming that offers key components in one or more of the following area(s) to address hate incidents and crimes, bias and discrimination against historically marginalized communities and members of protected classes (race, color, religion or creed, national origin and/or ancestry, sex, age, disability and veteran status).
- Educational Component
- Outreach Component
- Training Component
Mini Grant awards will range from $200 – $2,500.
Eligible applicants must be a resident of Santa Clara County OR an organization located in Santa Clara County. In addition, for proposals to be considered, the applicant must:
- Propose projects or activities that will take place in Santa Clara County.
- Have a valid government identification card (for individual applicants), and
- Provide a W-9 Tax form with this application to be considered for a Mini Grant award.
For more information, visit Community Engagement Mini Grant.