Friday, May 2, 2008

The Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards

Thanks to the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Daily - Requests for Proposals for this notice:

The Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards program, a partnership of World Hunger Year and the Harry Chapin Foundation, distributes cash grants to outstanding grassroots organizations in the United States that have moved beyond charity to creating change in their communities. Organi- zations selected as Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Award winners are judged for their innovative and creative approaches to fighting domestic hunger and poverty by empowering people and building self-reliance.

Applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The total bud- get for the program cannot exceed $500,000. Applicant organiza- tions' programs must go beyond emergency food, shelter, and other types of assistance to address the root causes of poverty. The program will not consider applications from organizations provid- ing only emergency services.

Grant amounts will range up to a maximum of $7,000 each.

WHY will include program applicants in a database that allows information sharing among community-based organizations, the media, funders, and government agencies. See the WHY Web site for complete program information and application instructions.

RFP Link:

Harry Chapin

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