Needmor's Regional Grantmaking Program. Our first grant cycle each year focuses on clusters in two regions: The Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, and South Texas) and The Southeast (Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana). The basis for selecting these clusters includes: demographic/statistical data indicating social and economic distress; organizations committed to long-term base-building that is also linked to voter engagement strategies; recognition of the need for skill and infrastructure development; demonstrated need for financial support; the interest of other funders; and, issue/strategy opportunities.
Needmor's National Grantmaking Program. Our second grantmaking cycle encompasses the rest of the country. The rationale for the national program is to ensure that Needmor can continue to be informed of, learn from, and support important organizing efforts in various parts of the country, particularly those that cross boundaries and offer promising models. The national program also enables Needmor to project a national presence that is helpful in our attempts to bring more philanthropic resources to the field of organizing.
Needmor's annual grantmaking resources are divided as follows: 25% Southwest Cluster, 25% Southeast Cluster, and 50% National Learning Community.
Applicant organizations located in states other than those included in our Southeast and Southwest Clusters fall into our National Learning Community. The application process for this cycle will be available starting May 1st. Organizations that are new to Needmor or are not currently being funded must complete a pre-application. In general, you will be notified within 10 business days if your organization is approved to submit a full application.
This deadline applies to those whose pre-applications have been approved for full submission, as well as current grantees that are eligible to apply for continued funding.
In relation to requests submitted for the National grantmaking cycle, Needmor has developed the following additional criteria:
Needmor utilizes the Foundant on-line grantmaking system. Please review the following instructional videos to learn more about using this system. We recommend you view all videos before proceeding to the site.
If you or your organization have not yet registered in our system, here is an Instructional video on how to do so: