Applications for the 2018 Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant (CIG), are available through 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
How much is the grant? The Foundation will award a $500,000 grant to one innovative proposal that offers a transformative solution to a complex social issue impacting children, families and the Greater Richmond community.
What makes a proposal innovative? The proposal can incorporate innovation in a variety of ways – via program, process, policy or partnership or a combination of all four.
What’s new for 2018? While the application is due in October, we’ve extended the process into March 2019. This allows applicants more time to strengthen their proposed idea, prepare for the different stages of the CIG process, confirm partnership commitment and roles, and to assess ways that advancing through the process might complement or amplify existing work.
Who may apply? The Foundation is open to receiving proposals from a broad and diverse range of organizations representing the nonprofit spectrum. The proposals can be issue-focused, community-specific or a combination of both. Proposals should demonstrate an innovative and collaborative approach to complex needs and have the potential to result in long-term impact on children, families and the region.
We look forward to the seeing the innovative initiatives you propose to align and continue strengthening our beloved community. Take the first step – apply and submit your BIG ideas!
To learn more about the recent assessment of our CIG grantmaking process, please download the report HERE.
For more about Robins Foundation and our approach to serving and solving simultaneously, please visit http://www.robinsfdn.org/.