Fall 23 – Spring 23
Deadline: Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Civic imagination is “the capacity to imagine alternatives to current cultural, social, political, or economic conditions; one cannot change the world unless one can imagine what a better world might look like… an equal participant within a democratic culture, and as empathetic to the plight of others different than one’s self.”
PCCE is pleased to announce the release of $15,000 for our Civic Imagination Grants, which are available to partners (nonprofits and higher ed institutions) for up to $3000 each. PCCE’s Civic Imagination Grant program is designed to support community-based organizations and higher ed institutions working together in New York & Pennsylvania whether by proximity or interest in similar topics to address common issues. These grants may focus on one of these types: Partnership and Co-Sponsorship. Funds are drawn from an internal grant and have been approved by PCCE’s Board.
The Civic Imagination Grants build on partners’ capacity to cultivate civic imagination, deepen civic and community engagement, and strengthen PCCE’s regional communities. This year, we are especially interested in supporting efforts that focus on racial healing, democratic engagement, and climate justice/change. However, we will consider applications with robust ideas that may not directly focus on these three topics.
Grant Type Requirements
Aligned with PCCE’s mission, Civic Imagination Grants will accomplish this through one of the following focus areas:
In order to have your information prepared, we have included a PDF of the application in the RFA to provide a preview of all of the information requested. All applications for Civic Imagination Grants must be submitted on-line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
For any questions about the application, please contact Danelle Wagner at Danelle@pcce.org
Grant Requirements for Civic Imagination Grants:
Grant awards will be based on completed applications, compelling rationale for partner events, demonstration of building regional capacity to deepen community engagement, and applications which represent diversity within geographical regions and organizational type.
1. Letters of support from the lead partner applicant’s executive leadership.
2. Preference will be given to applications that amplify racial healing, democratic engagement, and climate justice/change.
Grant awards will be based on completed applications, compelling rationale for partner events, demonstration of building regional capacity to deepen community engagement, and applications which represent diversity within geographical regions and organizational type. Applicants will be informed of application status no more than two weeks after the submission of the application.
Any questions regarding the application, contact Danelle Wagner, Danelle@pcce.org.