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Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF) Grant

Grants to Oregon and Southwest Washington Nonprofits
for Educational Programs in Diverse Populations

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Black United Fund of Oregon (BUF)

LOI Date:

12/31/19

Deadline Date:

03/31/20 11:59 PST

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Oregon and Southwest Washington nonprofit organizations for educational programs and projects in minority communities. Grant funds may also be used for general operating support. Funding is intended to create more accepting and diverse communities. Priority is given to educational initiatives aimed at ending cyclical and generational poverty among Oregon and SW Washington’s underserved and historically marginalized communities. BUF’s grants are also designed to make funding accessible to grassroots, new and small nonprofits as a way to build organizational and program capacity.

Competitive requests will align with one or more of the following specific focus areas:

  • Helping students successfully complete high school and/or higher education.
  • Working to close achievement gaps.
  • Increasing access to educational opportunities.
  • Introducing youth to science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and the medical field.
  • Guiding youth toward responsible citizenship and academic improvements.
  • Encouraging a post-secondary and college-going culture among young people of color.
  • Building the capacity of grassroots and small nonprofits in achieving one or more of the above focus areas. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163118

Estimated Size of Grant:

BUF’s 2019-2020 funding cycle will award grants of $500 to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding through BUF, your organization must:
- Be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status from the IRS, or have arranged for grant administration by a fiscal sponsor. NOTE: BUF cannot be the fiscal sponsor for any organization applying for grant funding through this process. Fiscal sponsor organizations may only support one (1) organization applying for funding through this process per grant cycle.
- Comply with terms outlined for previously awarded BUF grants, e.g., submit all outstanding evaluation forms, agreed terms of service, and digital photos prior to re-applying.
- Serve constituents residing in Oregon and/or SW Washington.

Nonprofit organizations demonstrating two or more of the following will be given priority during the review process:
- Serves ethnically diverse communities, particularly the African-American/Black community, in Oregon and SW Washington.
- Demonstrates ethnic diversity among staff, board, and its constituency.
- Operates as a grassroots, community-based nonprofit with an annual budget that does not exceed $1 million dollars. Please note that preference and special consideration is given to organizations with annual operating budgets under $600,000.
- Has limited access to, or difficulty raising, funds due to cultural barriers or the progressive nature of the work.
- Utilizes culturally sensitive and -responsive program methodologies.
- Provides programs that are supported by, and relevant to, the needs of the community being served.
- Is located within disadvantaged communities in order to better serve those communities.
- Has a history of, or program staff experienced in working with, diverse populations.

BUF will not fund:
- Individuals, public institutions, or for-profit corporations.
- Activities or items purchased prior to grant award decisions.
- Organizations with annual budgets exceeding $1,000,000. NOTE: Operating budget size limitations do not apply to fiscal sponsors.
- Capital campaigns.
- Capital expenditures such as construction, demolition or acquisition of property.
- Grant-making organizations or for organizations who will redistribute or re-grant funding received from BUF.
- Organizations or programs that are only available to persons of a particular faith, religion or set of beliefs.
- Political campaigns, political organizations, lobbying or candidates for public office.
- Endowments.
- Scholarships.
- Luncheons, banquets, dinners, family picnics or fraternal reunions, or galas and other fundraising events.

Pre-Application Information:

Step 1: Letters of Inquiry Due by December 31, 2019.
LOIs will be accepted between November 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Complete the LOI online by clicking the “Apply Now” button. First-time applicants will need to register to create an account. This process is online, follow the prompts.
Important Dates:
- November 1, 2019 - BUF’s Grant Cycle Opens
- December 21, 2019 - Questions for BUF Due (Please submit any questions related to eligibility, your project or any aspects of the LOI or process by this date to ensure a timely response in advance of the final due date.)
- December 31, 2019 - Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Due
- January 21, 2020 - Applicants Notified of LOI Status

Step 2: Full Applications Due by March 31, 2020
Applicants will be notified in January 2020 as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full application. Those who are invited must complete the full application by March 31, 2020.
Important Dates:
- March 31, 2020 - Full applications due (by 11:59pm PST)
- June 1, 2020 - Award notifications (via email)
- June 30, 2020 - Grant funding dispersed, following receipt of signed grant agreement.

Submit a complete online proposal packet with all required attachments and narrative by 11:59pm PST on December 31, 2019. Early submissions are encouraged! Mailed, emailed, or faxed LOIs or full applications will not be accepted or considered.

BUF is unable to accept late submissions. Early submissions are encouraged.

If you are unsure of your project or program’s eligibility, please contact BUF before submitting an LOI.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=bufor

To contact BUF: 503-282-7973 or BUF@BUFOR.ORG.

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