Application Instructions

Equity Innovation Lab 2024 Application Office Hour 1 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 12 to 1 pm EST
Equity Innovation Lab 2024 Application Office Hour 2 – Thursday, February 1, 2024, 6 to 7 pm EST

Eligible Applicants

Community groups, coalitions or small organizations with annual operating budgets of $100,000 or less are invited to apply. Official 501(c)(3)(4) non-profit status not required but unaffiliated groups will need a fiscal sponsor in order to be eligible for funding.

Groups and organizations should work with and serve majority BIPOC, TGNC, and/or rural older people (ages 50 and older). Priority will be given to groups and organizations who have BIPOC, TGNC, and/or rural elder leadership.

Intergenerational groups and projects are welcome to apply.

Selection Criteria

The External Selection Panel will make decisions based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated BIPOC, TGNC, and rural older adult leadership and community
  • Project impact
  • Community need
  • Representation from multiple geographic areas
  • Representation from each of the target communities
  • Representation from different project areas, such as health, social, educational, and arts programming
Application Timeline
  • Deadline Extended: Wednesday, February 21, 5pm PST
  • Selections announced early April 2024
  • Grants disbursed late April 2024
  • First grantee group meeting early May 2024