It’s been nearly five years since April, 2015, when Freddie Gray died of injuries sustained in police custody, sparking weeks of protests punctuated by spasms of violence and an emerging movement of activists looking to address the systemic racism and disinvestment that shaped the life of Freddie Gray and thousands of other Baltimore residents.
Open Society Institute-Baltimore (OSI) is seeking proposals for community-based events and/or projects intended to commemorate, recognize, and/or reflect on the fifth anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising, its underlying causes, and/or its impact on the city and the region. OSI will make grants of $500 to $5,000 to support selected efforts.
Proposed events or projects must be non-partisan and scheduled to take place or be completed within Baltimore City in 2020. Proposals must be submitted by a 501c3 organization or in collaboration with a fiscal sponsor that is a 501c3.
All proposals should include:
- Name of the organization(s) submitting the proposal
- Brief description of the organization(s) (no more than 100 words)
- Brief description of the scope of the suggested project or event, including dates and times, venues, activities, speakers and performers (if any), intended audience, anticipated number of participants, plans for outreach/promotion (no more than 500 words)
- Brief explanation of how the project relates to the 5th anniversary of Uprising and/or reflects on its underlying causes (no more than 100 words)
- Project budget
- Copy of IRS 501c3 determination letter
- Contact information
The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2020 at 5pm EST.
Please submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.