Foundation / Corporation
Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation
06/25/21 11:59 PM
Grants of up to $50,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for social justice initiatives. Applicants must contact program staff and submit a concept paper prior to a final proposal. Funding in light of the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is intended to support creative thinking, information collection, and planning. The projects proposed must be experimental in outlook, seeking to learn from both successes and mistakes. The Fund recognizes that effective innovations may come from intermediary organizations, collaborations and networks, as well as stand-alone organizations. The Foundation supports civic engagement, advocacy, and community organizing in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the failures as a society to care for the most vulnerable. It presents an opportunity to challenge the legitimacy, inclusiveness, norms, and effectiveness of entrenched service systems. The multi-dimensional crisis has revealed areas where society can do much better. The goal of Miller Innovation Fund at this inflection point is to help guide organizations towards opportunities for deep transformation of services or organizations to more effectively support the most vulnerable during and beyond this period of crisis and recovery.
Community-based services are understandably focused on day-to-day operations and survival. Few have the resources to step back and consider new ways of delivering services, and funds will be prioritized to support exactly these efforts: understanding and acting on learnings from the current period.
The Fund will support work targeting the most vulnerable such as those affected by homelessness, domestic violence, immigration or refugee status, disability, addiction and mental illness, former incarceration or old age, and similar populations, and/or those excluded from or challenged to obtain health services access, vaccine access, or economic relief. Practically, the Fund seeks approaches that problem-solve, experiment, and test new ideas that can lead to breakthroughs in serving populations in need. At a more visionary level, the Fund hopes that some projects will help seed an agenda for reform.
GrantWatch ID#: 140411
The fund expects to make about five new grants in 2021.
Grants will range from $25,000 to $50,000
One year of project support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Direct questions to:
The Herman and Frieda Miller Foundation
c/o GMA Foundations
2 Liberty Square, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02109
USA: Massachusetts: Greater Boston and Eastern region
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