In The Trust’s latest advocacy investment, we are supporting the work of organizing people in communities experiencing the most inequities, and building policy infrastructure with and between grassroots* and grasstops** organizations. Over time, we anticipate supporting the building and bridging of relationships and power between grassroots and grasstops organizations, along with communities we work with through the Community Partnerships strategy.
Please review the information document about this funding opportunity. Letters of intent are now being accepted through our grantee portal until Feb. 7, 2020. No other format of applications will be accepted. Click here to apply.
For more information about this funding opportunity:
- Click here to view the recording of the informational webinar held on Jan. 10, 2020.
- The Trust is hosting statewide, in-person information sessions throughout January in locations across Colorado. A list of sessions is available in the information document. While registration for these has closed, space may still be available at select sessions; to inquire about space, or for more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Noelle Dorward, Colorado Trust advocacy and policy partner, via noelle [at] coloradotrust.org (email) or call (303) 539-3134.
- Read the Building and Bridging Power Strategy: Frequently Asked Questions.
The Trust will contract with an evaluator with expertise in evaluation of capacity building, community organizing, and policy and advocacy efforts; a strong learning orientation; and a commitment to equitable evaluation practices, to design and implement an evaluation and learning approach for the Building and Bridging Power strategy. The application deadline for the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) closed on January 10. Materials relevant to this process are below.
- Request for qualifications (RFQ)
- Recording of Dec. 17, 2019 informational webinar
- FAQs regarding the evaluation RFQ
- Potential evaluation partners
For questions about the RFQ, please contact Felisa Gonzales, Colorado Trust evaluation and learning manager, via Felisa [at] coloradotrust.org (subject: Building%20%26%20Bridging%20Power%20Evaluation%20RFQ) (email) or call (303) 539-3110.
*Grassroots organizations are led by people closest to the issues. They develop programs and policies by and with their communities.
** Grasstops organizations work directly with policy and decision makers to change local, regional or state policy.
GRANT AMOUNT: $14,520,000