Lever for Change/W.M. Kellogg Foundation: Racial Equity 2030 ‒ $1M Planning Grants/Up to $20M Grants ‒ Register by 1/28/2021

Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 5:00 pm
Audience: 
Request for Proposals
Humanities
Social Sciences
Various Research Areas

Opportunity: 

Lever for Change, an affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announces its 2030 Racial Equity Challenge, a global challenge in honor of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (Challenge Sponsor) 90th anniversary. It is a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, their families and communities. This $90 million challenge seeks ideas from anywhere in the world and will scale them over the next decade to transform the systems and institutions that uphold inequity. Solutions may tackle the social, economic, political or institutional inequities we see today. Teams of visionaries, change agents and community leaders from every sector are invited to join.

Fields of Research:

  • The 2030 Racial Equity Challenge is a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, their families and communities. This $90 million challenge seeks ideas from anywhere in the world and will scale them over the next decade to transform the systems and institutions that uphold inequity. Solutions may tackle the social, economic, political or institutional inequities we see today. 
  • Teams of visionaries, change agents and community leaders from every sector are invited to join.

Eligibility:

  • Individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • The Challenge Sponsor welcomes Entries from organizations or entities that have a recognized legal existence and structure under applicable law and that are in good standing in the jurisdiction in which they are organized.
  • Applicants are welcome to collaborate with other organizations to implement the Project.
  • Applicants proposing to work with other organizations must demonstrate through a fully-executed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or other similar agreement, executed by all parties, that if chosen as an Awardee, all parties have agreed that a single eligible entity or organization (i.e. the Applicant) will accept the Award and will have direction, control, and supervision of the Project and management of the Award and be responsible for all reporting requirements. While MOUs will not be collected in the initial Entry materials, MOUs may be requested at any time and will be required for Applicants that are selected as Finalists.
  • An Applicant can submit only one Entry. However, regional or location-specific branches of larger organizations, as well as departments, schools, and nonprofits within or based in a college/university, can each register and submit an Entry separately as the Applicant, as long as the proposed solutions are different and separate. There should be no overlap in team members.
  • All Applicants must demonstrate their financial and organizational capacity to carry out the Project and to appropriately manage any Award.
  • The Applicant will ordinarily retain ownership of Intellectual Property Rights in Work Product, make Work Product broadly available to the public at no cost or minimal cost, and grant the Challenge Sponsor a no-cost, assignable license to use, publish, distribute, display, perform, reproduce, copy, modify and prepare derivative works based upon the Work Product for non-commercial purposes. The Challenge Sponsor may consider other arrangements with respect to Work Product on a case-by-case basis.
  • Before going further, complete the program Organizational Readiness Tool.
  • View the full Rules governing the competition.
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Assistance with Application: The Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations team is available to assist faculty with proposal development and submission.  We welcome the opportunity to work with you - please call me at x8-9944 if you would like assistance.

Award:

  • This is a multi-phase challenge culminating in at least three Awardees receiving grants of $20 million each, and at least two Awardees receiving grants of $10 million each. These awards will be paid out over nine years to coincide with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 100th anniversary.
  • Up to ten Finalists will be identified and receive $1 million planning grants along with nine months of capacity-building support to further develop their project and strengthen their applications. Final Awardees will be selected from the pool of Finalists.
  • The Challenge Sponsor will consider paying for indirect costs up to a maximum of 29% of direct project or activity costs.

Application:

NOTE: Given that specific scopes of work as well as detailed budgets are to be submitted with proposals, and given that funding requirements include the regular reporting of technical results, Princeton expects for these awards to be treated as grants (as opposed to gifts). Thus, please work with your departmental manager or grants manager and/or your ORPA Grant and Contract Administrator to develop and submit your application.

Due Dates:

  • Register online by Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Apply: Complete and submit your applications no later than Thursday, February 25, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET
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