Grant Opportunities

Our mission is to champion efforts to prioritize community goals that challenge racial inequities and advance excellent, student-centered public education for all New England youth. We are not reviewing unsolicited proposals. Our grantmaking and staff time are focused on partnerships that we proactively develop alongside organizations in our core grantmaking strategy. We do encourage you to subscribe to our email list so you may be notified when we do have open funding opportunities and take time to learn more about our current funding opportunities below.

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

Event Sponsorships Fund

New England-based schools and organizations that are working to advance racial equity and/or equitable, student-centered practices in public, K-12 education may apply to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s event sponsorship fund. Average event sponsorship sizes are $5,000 but applicants may apply for more or less funding. Apply today and contact Julita Bailey-Vasco, senior communications manager at jbailey-vasco@nmefoundation.org with any questions. Click below to view the application submission and review the timeline:

Event sponsorships fund application
Submission timeline

INVITED OPPORTUNITIES

1. Supporting Organizations Led By People of Color

This three-year grant supports community-based organizations that are led by people of color and are working with communities of color to transform barriers to racial equity in public K-12 education. In 2022 the Foundation is taking a concentration of efforts approach and inviting a limited number of partnerships to apply within selected communities.

2. Advancing Community-School Partnerships

This three-year grant is meant to support community-school partnerships that are identifying racial equity barriers in school systems, developing solutions for addressing those barriers, and implementing equity strategies. In 2022 the Foundation is taking a concentration of efforts approach and inviting a limited number of partnerships to apply within selected communities.

3. Amplifying Youth Voice and Leadership

This grant fund supports building the capacity of individual youth organizing groups while also supporting their collaboration through a New England-wide network.

4. Building Grantee Capacity and Learning

This fund seeks to support our current grantees through a robust learning community and responsive capacity-building support. This fund is designed to support grantees in other funds and does not have specific Request for Proposal opportunities.

5. Strengthening Partnerships, Coalitions, and Movements

This fund supports coalitions and partnerships focused on advancing racial equity in our public education system at both the state and national levels.

6. Rapid Response Fund

Our rapid response fund provides short-term, time-sensitive support in communities that have experienced a critical condition that affects racial equity in education.

Our Grant Opportunities

Our mission is to champion efforts to prioritize community goals that challenge racial inequities and advance excellent, student-centered public education for all New England youth. We are not reviewing unsolicited proposals. Our grantmaking and staff time are focused on partnerships that we proactively develop alongside organizations in our core grantmaking strategy. We do encourage you to subscribe to our email list so you may be notified when we do have open funding opportunities and take time to learn more about our current funding opportunities below.

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

Event Sponsorships Fund

New England-based schools and organizations that are working to advance racial equity and/or equitable, student-centered practices in public, K-12 education may apply to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s event sponsorship fund. Average event sponsorship sizes are $5,000 but applicants may apply for more or less funding. Apply today and contact Julita Bailey-Vasco, senior communications manager at jbailey-vasco@nmefoundation.org with any questions. Click below to view the application submission and review the timeline:

Event sponsorships fund application
Submission timeline

INVITED OPPORTUNITIES

1. Supporting Organizations Led By People of Color

This three-year grant supports community-based organizations that are led by people of color and are working with communities of color to transform barriers to racial equity in public K-12 education. In 2022 the Foundation is taking a concentration of efforts approach and inviting a limited number of partnerships to apply within selected communities.

2. Advancing Community-School Partnerships

This three-year grant is meant to support community-school partnerships that are identifying racial equity barriers in school systems, developing solutions for addressing those barriers, and implementing equity strategies. In 2022 the Foundation is taking a concentration of efforts approach and inviting a limited number of partnerships to apply within selected communities.

3. Amplifying Youth Voice and Leadership

This grant fund supports building the capacity of individual youth organizing groups while also supporting their collaboration through a New England-wide network.

4. Building Grantee Capacity and Learning

This fund seeks to support our current grantees through a robust learning community and responsive capacity-building support. This fund is designed to support grantees in other funds and does not have specific Request for Proposal opportunities.

5. Strengthening Partnerships, Coalitions, and Movements

This fund supports coalitions and partnerships focused on advancing racial equity in our public education system at both the state and national levels.

6. Rapid Response Fund

Our rapid response fund provides short-term, time-sensitive support in communities that have experienced a critical condition that affects racial equity in education.