Foundation / Corporation
Sorenson Impact Foundation (SIF)
07/30/21 5:00 PM Eastern time
Grants to USA, Canada, and international organizations to introduce financial system reform in underserved and underrepresented communities. Funding is intended to increase banking services and make them more accessible, and to connect entrepreneurs to investors so entrepreneurs can create economic growth in their communities.
This year, SIF’s grant program is titled Lasting Impact Through Systems Change and is focused on supporting innovations that have the power to create sustainable, positive change by improving one of the most critical underlying systems in the US: the financial system. Systems change is viewed as the key to lasting impact as, through improving the systems that underly the way people live, the Foundation can improve society as a whole. The Foundation's goal through this year’s grant program is to contribute to creating financial systems that work better, and for more people. Specific areas of focus, including example project areas for illustration, are listed below. Please note that the example projects are directional only; as a Foundation that values scalable innovation, the Foundation is eager to see proposals for game-changing, new solutions.
SIF is seeking proposals for projects addressing the following areas:
For more information on these areas, see: https://sorensonimpactfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Sorenson-Lasting-Impact-Through-Systems-Change-Grant_RFP_2021.pdf#page=1
Submissions will be read by SIF’s board of directors and staff for:
Please note that the Foundation wishes to fund specific projects, pilots and innovations, not organizational operating budgets for this grant program.
GrantWatch ID#: 191605
Awards will range in size from $25,000 to $250,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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