The Nia Project offers Grants and Sponsorships, with application deadlines of June 29, 2022.
We want to support the community by offering general support grants for up to $1,250 to invest in groups who work to improve the confidence, capacity and opportunity for black girls and women.
Groups are funded based on the strength of their overall application. Awards can be used to best meet your group’s needs. Groups can only be funded once per 12-month period.
We welcome requests to be table or event sponsors for events that align with our mission.
The Nia Project is interested in groups that focus on capacity building opportunities for black girls and women and:
Community led and based – represented by those most affected by the issue
Implement community- based solutions to address education, cultural consciousness, food insecurity, mental health & wellness, childcare, housing and entrepreneurship.
Social and/or restorative justice programming
Introduce the arts, culture and healing work, with a particular focus on art forms that highlight the African Diaspora.
Eligible organizations must:
have an organizational budget under $250,000 per year
be based in Kansas City, Missouri
be founded or lead by a black woman
be an organization with 501(c)3 status as determined by the IRS
have dedicated service or programming focused on the special needs of black girls or women
The Nia Project does not fund:
operating funds and past debt
capital campaigns, capital projects, or endowments
other foundations or grant-giving organizations
Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with relevant information about your organization and program or funding need(s). Request should not be any longer than two pages. Be sure to describe the program(s) the funding will support and expected number of girls that will benefit. In the subject line of email, please indicate, Funding Request.