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WNPJ member groups: 2024 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES through RACINE DOMINICANS MISSION


About Racine Dominicans

The Racine Dominicans , a WNPJ member group, are Committed to Truth and Compelled to Justice, a mission that has been the cornerstone of their life and work. For more than 160 years, the Racine Dominicans have continued to build on the foundation started by Mother Benedicta and Mother Thomasina through their tireless work to serve those in the margins.


In addition to traditional roles in the field of education, the Racine Dominicans served as health care professionals, social workers, prison ministers, community organizers, environmentalists, counselors, administrators, cooks, pastoral ministers, artists, spiritual directors, musicians, peace activists, researchers, college professors, writers and more.


About the Program

To further this mission and the work of justice, the Sisters have partnered with FCI to create the 2024 Racine Dominicans Mission Grant Program.


THIS PROGRAM WILL OFFER TEN (10) ONE TIME $50,000 GRANTS TO NONPROFITS PURSUING WISCONSIN BASED AND FOCUSED PROJECTS TACKLING CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE AREAS OF:


  1. Immigration & Migration: Projects that will help provide services to directly support & assist the immigrant or migrant population 

  2. Affordable Home Ownership Solutions: Projects or programs that will increase individual ownership and/or help provide pathways to ownership amongst disadvantaged persons and families 

  3. Climate Equity: Environmental projects that mitigate damage to air, water, and soil that serve disadvantaged populations that typically challenged with accessing similar services or support

Open to 501(c)(3) organizations (or projects fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization) with consideration given to projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Serving an unmet or under met need

  • Actively collaborating with other organizations or municipal partners to amplify impact

  • Working to address racial equity within the scope of the project

  • Inclusion of an educational component to raise awareness

  • Project will advocate for systemic change and long-term impact

  • Proximity to Racine will be preferred between projects of equal merit

In addition, applicants must be able to provide evidence of the organizations solvency, ability to carry out it’s mission, and capacity to deploy funding to execute the project within a reasonable timeframe (12-18 months).

Those considered ineligible to participate include:

  • Individuals

  • Capital campaigns

  • Endowments

  • For-profit entities

  • Partisan political efforts

 

READY TO JOIN FCI AND RACINE DOMINICANS IN THE FIGHT FOR A BRIGHTER, MORE EQUITABLE FUTURE FOR WISCONSIN? TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

APPLICATION PERIOD: JANUARY 30TH – MARCH 30TH, 2024


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