I Am Trenton Launches Citywide Grant Program  Supporting Equity, Social Justice and Resilience

Apply online by July 31 for community grants up to $5,000

The I Am Trenton Community Foundation invites submissions for the 2023 Citywide grant  cycle providing grants up to $5,000 for grassroots projects addressing equity, social justice, and  resilience. 

IAT is an all-volunteer nonprofit in Trenton focusing resources where they matter most—in local projects  run by residents. Last year’s Citywide grants supported programs bringing together youth and local  artists, telling important community stories and acknowledging shared struggles. Since 2010, IAT has  invested more than $500,000 in community projects. 

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All applications must be submitted online at www.iamtrenton.org/citywide. Applications will NOT be accepted by hard copy, mail, or email. These questions are provided for reference as you prepare your application. The deadline is July 31, 2023, 11:59 pm. 

“I Am Trenton is all about supporting our community neighbors dedicated to making change, overcoming  challenges, and dismantling structural inequality,” said IAT Co-Presidents Marelyn Rivera, and Michelle  Ruess. “We can’t wait to see all the great ideas submitted!” 

Applicants for the 2023 Citywide Grants may request up to $5,000. Project activities should occur  between October 1, 2023, and September 30, 2024. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2023. Awards  will be announced in September 2023. 

Applications now available in both English and Spanish on the I Am Trenton website https://www.iamtrenton.org/citywide Applicants also have the option of submitting Project Details as a  short essay OR as a short video. 

Evaluators will prioritize projects designed and led by Trenton residents, people of color, and people with  lived experience of the issue the project is addressing. Applications will be accepted in the following  categories:

• Equity and social justice: Initiatives that challenge structural inequality, address an equity or social  justice problem, bring new awareness, create pressure for change 

• Resiliency: Initiatives that improve organizations or communities’ ability to deal with an urgent  challenge 

• Community Improvement: Projects that improve a specific issue or challenge in the applicant’s  community. 

Applicants are encouraged to attend a virtual pre-application workshop, providing additional information  and an opportunity to ask questions: Workshops are held: 

• Saturday, July 8, 10 am – 11:30 am  • Wednesday, July 19, 5:30 pm – 7 pm

For more information, visit www.iamtrenton.org.

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