$500,000 grant will support collaborative and innovative solutions to community challenges in Richmond region
Applications for the third annual Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant (CIG), will be available beginning August 1. The Foundation will award $500,000 to innovative, collaborative projects that test bold new approaches to tackling the region’s most intractable issues.
The deadline for CIG proposals is Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5p.m. Robins Foundation will be hosting information sessions for organizations and individuals NEW to the process in July and August. If you attended an info session before you need not register.
Questions about the grant cycle and process will be answered by Robins Foundation staff during one of the information sessions hosted at the Robins Foundation office. The sessions are 45 minutes each and will include opportunities for Q and A:
July 26 4 pm
July 28 4 pm
August 2 10 am
Registration is required, first come, first served and for those that are NEW to our process. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization and first and second choice of time you’d like to attend. Due to limited space, you may register up to (2) two people.
The Community Innovation Grant is awarded annually to one organization whose proposed project “celebrates the imaginative, cooperative spirit of Greater Richmond”. Proposals must demonstrate four key elements: (1) an innovative approach to addressing an unmet community need or issue; (2) strategic collaboration; (3) programming that serves emerging neighborhoods in the Richmond area; and (4) the potential for large scale and long-term impact.
Like last year, the Robins Foundation board will give serious consideration to funding runners-up proposals.
More information on applications and information sessions can be found at www.RobinsFDN.org or on the foundation’s Facebook page. Remember, you need not register if you have attended before!