THE VILLAGE GRANT PROCESS

VILLAGE GIVING CIRCLE GRANTING GUIDELINES

The Village supports organizations and initiatives that address major obstacles facing the African-American community. Our goal is to fund these organizations in a way that maximizes their problem-solving efforts as they elevate those in need in the Black community of North Texas. Areas of impact include arts and culture, education, economic security, health, social services, youth, and seniors.

WHO WE FUND:

WHO WE DO NOT FUND:

  • 501(c)3 organizations located in the North Texas area.
  • Organizations that serve African-American men, women, and children or are led by an African-American.
  • Organizations that are financially sound as evidenced by 3 to 5 years of financial records reviewed by The Village Finance Team.
  • Organizations that have strong leadership and staff in place.
  • Programs that provide evidence that the service is in response to a valid need in the community and demonstrates objectives and metrics tied to outcomes, not activities.
  • Individuals
  • Campaigns to elect public officials or political or lobbying efforts.
  • Programs that promote proselytizing or requires adherence to a particular religion.
  • Projects that take place before the completion of the granting process.
  • Projects inconsistent with federal, state, or local nondiscrimination ordinances regarding equal employment opportunities.
  • Grants that ultimately will go wholly to another agency, other than the applicant.
  • VILLAGE GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

    Organizations may apply for the Village Giving Circle grants by invitation only from a Village Giving Circle Member.

    The Village seeks funding proposals from organizations or programs serving the African-American community in Dallas, Denton, Collin, or Tarrant County.  The Village also considers proposals from organizations or programs led by an African-American.