Placer Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its Civil Discourse Grant Program. Applications are due by 5 pm on February 28, 2018.

Click here to access complete application guidelines and online application form.

WHY

Placer Community Foundation’s vision is a healthy, connected community. This grant program is intended to promote civil conversations about issues that divide us and are often contentious and difficult to sort through, including race, gender, sexual orientation and political differences, for example. These issues usually involve questions of fairness, equity, respect, identity, and the complex ways we are connected to other people.

WHAT
We are particularly interested in supporting programming/activities that model good civil discourse and that educate students and/or the public about issues pertaining to free speech, toleration, and inclusion. Program structures might include, but are not limited to:
* Public lectures
* Debate series
* Panel discussions
* Reading groups
* Unique courses
Grant amount is up to $5,000.

WHO
This opportunity is open to all segments of the community, but must be managed by a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or have a fiscal sponsor with written agreement.

GOALS 
* Ensuring a range of opinions are welcome
* Finding common goals
* Encouraging civil discourse in our community

TIMELINE 
Applications are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, February 28th.
Grant awards of up to $5,000 will be awarded in April 2018 and the grant period is one year. All recipients must agree to submit final reports detailing how the funds were used and outcomes of the program.

REQUIREMENTS

* Applicant must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or have a fiscal sponsor with written agreement
* Applications must be relevant to Placer County
* Programming must occur in Placer County
* Applicant must agree to report to the Community Foundation on all relevant outcomes

Questions? Contact Eileen Speaker at program@placercf.org or 530.885.4920.

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