Guidelines for Awarding Community Investment Grants – Bernews

The Centennial Bermuda Foundation has released its community investment priorities and grantmaking guidelines for 2022.

A spokesperson said: “The guidelines explain the work and research behind the strategy and provide details on what Centennial is seeking to fund and how to apply.

“The Private Philanthropy Community Investment Strategy for 2022 focuses on five key areas of need that have been identified as grantmaking priorities; they are:

  • Community Health,
  • Cultural and Community Connections,
  • economic participation,
  • Basic needs and
  • Public education.

“Over 50 external and internal stakeholders were involved in determining and defining focus areas, aligned priorities and desired project outcomes. It included a tiered approach in which Centennial collected community data, facilitated community-led meetings, and conducted applied research by subject matter experts and evidence-based models.

“Any organization interested in applying for a Centennial Grant, now or in the future, is encouraged to register for one of the following webinars to learn more about the process. Registration is open for both sessions and Bermuda Third Sector stakeholders have received this information via email.

“New applicants or new projects seeking funding should register for this first webinar, to allow time for the preliminary stage, the Letter of Intent, to complete.

  • December 7: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. register here
  • January 13: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. register here

“Combined with its new community investment approach, Centennial is moving to a new grants management system, an online platform for grant applications and reporting. Training videos on the use of this new system will be online in December.

Executive Director Allison Towlson said, “Centennial’s grantmaking approach has been developed over time in consultation with community stakeholders and subject matter experts, in response to the changing philanthropic climate. . Centennial as a philanthropic organization focuses on community investment; invest more dollars and resources in solving longer-term, collaborative and sustainable problems [i.e., addressing the root causes of our community’s social issues].

“We are committed to remaining relevant, agile and responsive to the needs of our community, directing our work according to the priorities and needs identified at all times. We invest in projects that leverage diverse resources and strategic collaborations and partnerships.

“The 2022 Community Investment Priorities and Grantmaking Guidelines are available on the Centennial website as a comprehensive, detailed document and in summary form. The documents will make information easily accessible to potential partners and beneficiaries.

The 2022 Community Investment Priorities and Grantmaking Guidelines follow below. [PDF here]:

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