Every year, the Next Gen Giving Circle spends time learning about members to target a grant priority that best reflects our group interests.
Once we determine a priority, our grants committee designs and releases an application each summer. Our request for proposal (RFP) process follows the same general format:
Application open (~6 weeks)
Initial review period (~3 weeks)
Finalist review period (~3 weeks)
Grant amounts are decided by members during the review process and typically range from $2,500 - $15,000.
In 2020, NGGC received 55 applications and gave $25,000 to five organizations working on housing and food access in the Greater Washington region. NGGC also gave a discretionary $5,000 relief grant (no application) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, NGGC received 55 applications and gave $40,000 to six organizations working at the intersection of racial equity and economic empowerment. NGGC also gave $4,000 in follow up support grants to its 2020 recipients.
In 2022, NGGC received 38 applications and gave $40,000 to four organizations working at the intersection of racial equity and economic empowerment. NGGC also gave $15,000 in follow up support grants to its 2021 recipients.
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