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CAN is granting 75 in-kind grants to Minority Led Organizations (MLO's) for premium “Black Level” CAN portal licensure. The Momentum to Modernize Grant (M2M) is intended to provide technology that produces transformational resources for nonprofit infrastructure, efforts to scale, and implementation support. Having access to the CAN portal, allows organizations to manage their intake, records, documents, and client files, migrate data to the cloud and modernize new and existing applications. The CAN is a cloud-based platform, and nothing is required to download onto computers or devices. Users may log in from anywhere. The CAN is HIPAA, HUD, and ADA compliant.
The Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) is a dynamic platform that is redefining the delivery of social services. The CAN portal uses innovative cutting-edge technology to support and connect underrepresented and low-to-moderate-income communities to education, jobs, resources, and opportunities. CAN services are an intersection of philanthropy, impact, equitable solutions, and measurement. Equity is at the forefront of the mission, and the CAN is always free of charge to applicants. Currently, the CAN portal is used by applicants and nonprofit organizations nationwide. CAN proactively partners with nonprofits to address systemic inequities in access to resources.
M2M is a “think big” grant, where highly innovative projects can leverage the CAN platform as a complete back-office cloud solution. Grant recipients will have the potential to produce scaled, repeatable solutions, which may impact an entire industry or field. The grant will also be a force multiplier for established collaboratives on any level and will include unlimited database storage for ambitious communities. There is absolutely no cost to the recipients of this grant, and nothing is for sale. The M2M grant will assist organizations to lower overhead, develop new programs quickly, and deliver reliable and available services to beneficiaries. The goal of the grant is to provide vital technology that is lacking in the sector
*CAN defines a Minority Led Organization (MLO) as one whose staff is 50 percent or more minority; whose board is 50 percent or more minority; and whose mission statement and charitable programs aim to predominately serve and empower minority communities. For more information regarding MLO organizations click HERE.
As an organization, The CAN advances and celebrate diversity, fight discrimination, foster inclusion, and advocate for equity for everyone, in every aspect. The CAN Portal is building a diverse set of service providers who collectively and individually contribute valuable thoughts, practices, and perspectives.
M2M grant LOI Questions to be submitted:
1. Name of organization, location, area of focus.
2. Provide mission statement
3. Provide a list of organization directors and short bios
4. Provide a list of board members and titles
5. Provide organization 990 and top 5 funding entities
6. Provide locations where programs are implemented (local, regions, states or nationwide).
7. Describe programs and/or services which focus on minorities.
8. Please describe why your organization should be awarded and benefit from this grant
The CAN network includes nonprofit partner organizations in all 50 states and seven countries, additional government entities and for-profit businesses as resources. The M2M grant will assist organizations to lower overhead, develop new programs quickly, and deliver reliable and available services to beneficiaries. Please succinctly demonstrate how the CAN will be used.
Letter of Inquiry Due Date: August 1, 2022 (LOI must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST)
Grant Eligibility Criteria: *Minority led USA and territories nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions can apply.
Grant Award: CAN is awarding 75 (5-year) “Black Level” licenses to the CAN portal, a value more than $15,000 per organization.
Application Process: Prior to submitting a full proposal, applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) up to 2 pages. Applicants will be notified via email, if selected to move forward with the full grant proposal. Please submit LOI's to [email protected]
Geographic Focus: U.S. (All Territories)
M2M is a “think big” grant, where highly innovative projects can leverage the CAN
1. LOI’s are due August 01, 2022 – 5pm EST ([email protected])
2. Notifications to submit full grant: Sept 02, 2022
3. Full grant proposals due October 07, 2022 – 5pm EST
4. Grant award notifications to be sent by CAN: November 04, 2022
5. Awarded group video conference: November 16, 2022 @ 1pm EST