Special Edition Newsletter | Open Grant Cycle: New Seeding the Future Grants

Seeding the Future Grants
These grants are for general operating funds to advance an organization’s efforts to promote health justice and social justice through coalition and base-building, grassroots advocacy, community organizing and/or public policy development/change while aiming to improve conditions for community-level well-being. Seeding the Future Grants are designed to be responsive to systems-change partners’ efforts and propel our work in alignment with our vision for the next seven generations.

Grants will be awarded for one year, ranging from $15,000 to $20,000 per specified partner.

Dates & Submission
The online portal is now open and proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis. To be considered for the monthly review, proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the following dates:
• Friday, September 22, 2023
• Friday, October 20, 2023
• Friday, November 10, 2023

Beginning in 2024, Seeding the Future Grant funding proposals will be due quarterly via the online portal on the following dates:
• Friday, February 23, 2024
• Friday, May 31, 2024
• Friday, August 30, 2024
• Friday, November 1, 2024

Special Note
Organizations that previously submitted a 2023 Policy Campaign/Collaborative Grant proposal that desire to be considered for a 2023 Seeding the Future Grant do not need to submit a new proposal. Please email granthelp@deaconess.org denoting your interest. A grantmaking team member will be in contact with you for an interview to capture any updates on the breadth and scale of your efforts.

More Information
For more information about Deaconess Foundation’s funding guidelines and future funding opportunities, please visit our website here.

Read the full Special eNewsletter describing our new strategic framework and open funding opportunity here.