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IMPACT NC Grant

ImpactNC is a foundation board run in conjunction with the Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The course is supported by the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars program and partially funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation, with the purpose of supporting sustainable, long-term change within our local community. To supplement in-class learning experiences, the student-led cohort collaborates across committees to design, publicize and award grants to select organizations actively supporting vulnerable communities in North Carolina. Grants are awarded each spring.

IMPACT NC Grant 2021

MISSION STATEMENT (this changes each semester based on the focus area of the class)

ImpactNC 2021 uses equity-conscious thinking to fund organizations in Tier 1 North Carolina counties that promote social justice philanthropy and provide direct relief to those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FOCUS AREAS
This year, ImpactNC seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations serving Tier 1 counties in the state of North Carolina. Preference will be given to organizations that address the general well-being of these communities especially in regards to increasing access to the following categories:

  • Food
  • Healthcare (i.e. mental, dental, physical)
  • Housing

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications for ImpactNC grants are currently open until March 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST.

Please view the Request for Proposals for more information.

To be eligible to apply, organizations must:

  • Be registered as a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Be located in or serving the people of a Tier 1 county in NC
  • Spend grant money within one year of receiving funds

Grant Information

A total of $10,000 will be distributed between two to four organizations. The suggested request is between $2,500 to $5,000.

Application Process

  1. Download and save ImpactNC Grant Application 2021
  2. Save file as Organization_LastName_FirstName.pdf
    *Please attach a copy of most recent 990 at end of application.
  3. Email completed application to ImpactNC.
CONTACT
For questions, email ImpactNC.
Philanthropy Course
Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change (HBEH 611-spring) is a three-credit hour service-learning course offered through the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars program and The Learning by Giving Program. Through this course, students learn about and experience the process of awarding grants to local agencies. Throughout the course, students function as a committee and are responsible for researching the needs of North Carolina, designing grant award criteria, drafting and distributing a request for proposals, reviewing submissions, and awarding $10,000 to select community organizations. In addition to meeting weekly and participating in the grant-making process, students learn about the nonprofit sector and the philosophy and practice of philanthropy through readings, class exercises and guest speakers. Students interested in taking the course submit applications that will be reviewed by a student committee. Preference is given to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. The course is designated to fulfill the EE (Experiential Education) requirement as well as the BPSS service-learning component.

 

Please direct questions to the course instructors, Lynn Blanchard or Becca Bender.