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Application Period

Open Call Launch – March 21, 2023

The Open Call launches on March 21, 2023. Between March 21 and May 5, 2023, you are invited to assess your organization’s readiness for the Open Call and register.

Registration Deadline – May 5, 2023

Before submitting an application, your organization must register by Friday, May 5, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Only registrants can submit an application.

Application Deadline – June 12, 2023

Once registration has closed, registrants will have five weeks to submit their applications. All applications are due by Monday, June 12, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time.

Review Period

Administrative Review – June–July 2023

Over a period of several weeks, staff will review each application to ensure that it complies with the requirements and rules of the Open Call. If during Administrative Review or at any other point in the process, it is determined that an applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria of the Open Call as laid out in the Open Call Rules, the applicant will be notified and will not be eligible to progress to further stages of the Open Call.

Participatory Review – July–August 2023

During Participatory Review, each organization that has submitted a valid application will score and comment on five other applications using the four criteria included in the scoring rubric: equity-focused, track record, community leadership, and team capacity. Up to 1,000 of the top organizations, as determined by Participatory Review, will move forward to the Evaluation Panel.

Evaluation Panel Review – September–October 2023

During this period, members of the Evaluation Panel will review and score their assigned submissions using the scoring rubric.

Selection Period

Selection of Awardees – November 2023–Early 2024

Informed by the results of the Evaluation Panel, the donor and donor team will review submitted application materials.

Award Announcement – March 2024

Selecting from among the top-scoring organizations, 250 awardees will be selected. Each awardee will receive a gift of $1 million.

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