Somos Comunidad Fund

Centering community voice

Somos Comunidad Fund, led by community volunteers, was established to support Latinx focused and driven initiatives. Informed by Latinx communities in Kent County, the advisory committee strives to create an adaptable approach to balance support for immediate needs while addressing root causes of inequity. Support this cause today by contributing to Somos Comunidad Fund. Your gift will support the fund's endowment, as well as provide resources for immediate grantmaking. This ensures your giving will help now and in the future.

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Deadline to apply is December 30

Somos Comunidad Fund is accepting applications for funding from community organizations that serve Latinx communities in Kent County. Click here to apply before the December 30, 2022 deadline.

Apply for a Grant!
  • Read the Grant Application Guidelines here

    In our Grant Application Guidelines you can read about eligibility, timeline and the application questions. Click here to view. ¿Prefieres leer esto en español? Haga clic aquí.

  • Visualization of Feedback from Community Engagement

    See an infographic, artistic demonstration of the feedback given at the community engagement sessions. Click here to view.

  • Brigham Consulting Report

    Our 2022 grantmaking process and priorities were informed by feedback gathered at community engagement sessions. Brigham Consulting detailed the process and themes from those sessions. See the whole report here.

  • Information Session about the Application

    On November 9 we hosted an informational session about the grant application and how community listening informed our current grantmaking process, you can view those sessions below. Viewing the session is not a requirement to apply.

    Info Session in English: view here
    Info Session in Spanish: view here

Somos Comunidad Fund

Community Engagement Events to Inform Grant Priorities
July 2022

Community Open House

July 2022

Focus Groups

Grant Applications 2022
October 31

Grant Applications Open

Somos Comunidad Fund grant round application portal opens in Grant Central on October 31, 2022.

November 9

Informational Session About Grant Application

On November 9 we hosted an informational session about the grant application and how community listening informed our current grantmaking process, you can view those sessions below. Viewing the session is not a requirement to apply.

Info Session in English: view here
Info Session in Spanish: view here

December 30

Grant Applications Close

Somos Comunidad Fund grant applications closes on December 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

January 4 - 24

Advisory Committee Reviews Applications

Somos Comunidad Fund's advisory committee reviews all grant applications and may request additional information from applicants while they make decisions about grant awards.

January 31

Grant Awards Announced

All applicants will be notified about funding decisions on or before January 31, 2023.

Grant Projects in Progress: Jan 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024 Grant Round Debrief
February 2023

Community Gathering for Feedback

Community is invited to come and hear a review of the grantmaking and funding decision process, share feedback from their experience in this initial round of grantmaking, and identify future engagement touchpoints and strategies.

A photo of Carlos Sanchez

I am looking forward to two to three decades from now, when people will look at this as the beginning of a different way of doing philanthropy.

Carlos Sanchez, Committee chair

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