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Community Expansion Grants (CEG) Deadline Extended (5/15)

CEG New Application Announcement - 2023
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The City of Philadelphia just opened its Community Expansion Grants (CEG) for another round of funding! This means that both CEG and the smaller Targeted Community Investment Grants (TCIG) are both currently open. Please see below and attached for detailed information and the application.

Deadline is now May 15th, 2023 at 11:59pm. Grants range from $100,000 to $1 million.

Additional details The Community Expansion Grant aims to fund organizations that address the needs of its target population – in particular men and boys of color at a high risk of gun violence between the ages of 16-34, as well as those that show youth, community, and/or multi-organization collaboration. To be eligible for the Community Expansion Grant, applicant organizations must have:

  • Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3), B Corp, or LLC, with a valid 501(c)(3), B Corp, or LLC designation for more than three years, OR Philadelphia-based organization with a fiscal sponsor for more than three years whose mission and work are consistent with the goals of the Antiviolence Community Grants Program to reduce gun violence and sustain reduced gun violence, OR a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3), B Corp, or LLC led by an individual whose personal proven track record extends to over 3 years of community anti-violence work

  • At least one full-time equivalent (FTE) staff person

  • Annual operating budget below $15,000,000

  • An understanding of and credible presence within the targeted Philadelphia neighborhoods

  • Proposed programming must directly serve/respond to the high-risk activities and behaviors of community members who are most likely to be involved in or impacted by gun violence

  • All staff and volunteers who work with youth must complete and maintain current child abuse clearance and criminal background checks throughout the duration of grant funded activities

  • Organizations cannot have a deficit greater than 10% of its operating budget in the past year

Strongly Preferred (but not required):

  • Written, board-approved policies regarding whistleblowing, conflict of interest, and document retention and destruction

  • Interim or permanent executive leadership in place for at least three months

  • No familial relationships among board and staff members

  • Financial audit completed in the last 12 months

Other details:

  • If your organization is applying for a CEG grant for the first time, you must apply for a new grant.

  • Applicants must reach the target population of Black and brown males from ages 16-34 and conduct programming in zip codes most impacted by gun violence.

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