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Mitigating the Effects of Childhood Poverty Grant Application

Gary Community Ventures is eager to review your proposal. Please respond to the questions below.

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Summary: Please provide an overview of the mission of the organization, description of your work and brief history. (1-2 paragraphs)
Organization Description and Impact
Provide a description of  how you are focusing on parenting supports and/or income strategies to mitigate the effects of poverty on young children. Please include a specific description of your work with low-income families and/or BIPOC families. In responding, please be sure to answer the following questions: (no more than 2 pages)
  • What problem/s are you trying to solve? What data can you share about the nature of the problem/s?
  • What are your current strategies?  
  • Who are your participants? How many families and children are you reaching (please include number of families/children served, demographics of families, and what needs they come to your organization with)
  • What are your measures of success, what measurement approaches do you use, and what results are you achieving? 
Insights and Partnership (1-2 paragraphs)
  • How do you currently gain insights from your participants ? How often? 
  • How have you changed practice to respond to insights you gained from the families you serve or from the staff who work most closely with families (include examples where possible)?
  • How do you currently partner with other organizations to achieve your mission (include examples where possible)?
Community of Practice Interest (1-2 paragraphs)
  • What do you think needs to be done in the space of income and parenting supports to substantially mitigate the effects of poverty on young children? What is  standing in the way?
  • Please describe your interest in this community of practice.  How do you think it will support your work and your success?
  • What are you hoping to learn? What will you contribute?
  • What would make it successful, less successful for you?
Leadership (1-2 paragraphs per leader) Provide the name and brief bio of the organization’s lead cohort member who will participate in the cohort. Please also include short bios for any other team members who will support the activities of this grant. (Note: Organizations may have 2 additional staff members participate in the cohort beyond the lead cohort member.)

How many board members do you have and what percent identify as Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)?
How many members of your leadership team do you have and what percent identify as BIPOC?
Equity: Please answer the following questions (1-2 paragraphs)

Support: Please describe how Gary can best support you to ensure success of this work. If you have any questions on the Community of Practice, access to consultants, and tailored support that Gary will provide as outlined in the RFP, please share that as well (1 paragraph).
Financials: Please submit the following:
No project budget is required. Please attach your current year financial statements, including current operating budget. Should your proposal be advanced to the finalist stage, additional financials may be required.
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