The Learning Together and Connecting Communities funding opportunity is now closed.
Northwest Health Foundation announced a funding opportunity to strengthen the capacity of communities of people with disabilities to self-organize, and to build relationships with organizations and communities for a broader conversation about disability, race/ethnicity and geography.
Northwest Health Foundation wants to:
learn more about efforts in Oregon and Southwest Washington that are engaging and led by people with disabilities;
promote self-determination and build relationships among and with these communities;
and inform the Foundation’s organizational practices.
NWHF will award six to eight general operating grants of $10,000 to $15,000 to:
- Strengthen existing efforts of organizations committed to the leadership and engagement of people with disabilities.
- Bring together communities of people with disabilities to participate in two, facilitated gatherings hosted by NWHF.
- Build or strengthen relationships between organizations and communities, and with NWHF.
These are 12-month awards, beginning August 2014 and ending July 2015.
Closed: Although the funding opportunity is closed, you can still download the RFP for further details including eligibility, timeline and context.
Grant Recipients Announced
Grants were awarded to eight organizations: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Autism Empowerment, Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network, David's Harp, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Disability Art and Culture Project and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.
In the upcoming months we will reflect on our experience with our Learning Together, Connecting Communities cohort. We will gather our lessons learned and put together a written piece about our journey. This will serve as a way for us to explain how we will improve our work with the disability community going forward, and to share our conversations with other organizations that might benefit from them.
Key Dates & Events
April 3-May 20
NWHF staff available for Q&A
Intent to Apply due at noon
Applications due at noon
Grant Period Begins
Week of November 3
Week of April 6, 2015
Funded activities completed
Final Reports due