Education Equity Grants to Support Community Partners

The Education Trust–West is launching a ten month grant program to support and coordinate the efforts of highly effective community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil rights groups who together can effectively advocate for stronger policies and practices that expand K-12 and higher education opportunities to students of color and low-income students with equity at the center.

These grants will be awarded to community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil rights groups to support them in:

  1. Championing issues of equity – including financial aid and access to educational opportunities – in higher education and K-12 systems to close opportunity and success gaps in their respective communities;

  2. Engaging, training and organizing community and student stakeholders to act and mobilize around postsecondary and K-12 priorities;

  3. Educating and informing policymakers and candidates at the state and local level on issues.

We invite community organizations to review our Request for Proposal for the Education Equity Community Partners Program. If selected, community partners receive between $20,000 and $45,000 for program implementation beginning January 2019 and ending October 2019.

All completed RFPs are due no later than Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5pm PST via email to [email protected].