BPI Now Accepting Proposals for Equity in Education Grants Program
Every student, whatever their color, background, or zip code, has the right to learn in a supportive environment that respects their humanity, upholds their dignity, and provides the support they need to thrive.

This is why BPI is pleased to begin accepting grant applications for its Equity in Education Grants Program. We will be awarding grants of up to $10,000.

Within the focus area goal of Advancing Racial Equity in Education, we will support grant proposals that: 
  • address equity issues within K-12 and higher education systems.  
  • are designed with the goal to make a positive impact on students of color with an explicit focus on Black students. 
  • are making an impact within Forsyth County, NC. 
  • are being implemented by a 501 (c)(3) organization, public school or higher education institution, or a faith-based organization. (Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status may ask another 501(c)3 organization  to serve as a fiscal agent.) 

For this grant round, priority will be given to
  • Black-led groups/organizations. 
  • public schools with a high population of Black students. 
  • organizations and programs that invest directly in predominately Black schools and/or neighborhoods. 
  • organizations/schools that are actively engaging students, parents, and/or educators in helping to guide the organization’s work in education and determine its goals. 
  • organizations/schools that did not receive a 2020 Equity in Education grant from BPI

For more information or to apply online, visit www.bpiws.org and scroll down to the "Grants" section. 

Staff is available to talk through any proposal ideas and to answer any questions about the application process. For assistance, contact Andrea Hulighan, director of strategic initiatives at ahulighan@wsfoundation.org.  

Application deadline is midnight, Monday, May 17. 

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