The Educating All Learners Alliance

NEW CHAMPIONS FUND

INTERESTED IN A $35K UNRESTRICTED GRANT & YEAR-LONG MENTORSHIP?

Overview

Beginning in late 2022, the Educating All Learners Alliance will grant a selected New Champion a $35K grant and a year-long mentorship as well as two additional $5,000 sub-grants per year to runners-up as determined by the panel of New Champions judges.

The purpose of this sub-grant is to elevate the profile and provide resources for the growth of the organization/initiative of not-yet-recognized leaders doing exceptional work who may struggle to be recognized in traditional national fundraising efforts.

Eligibility Criteria

Are you a leader of a community-based organization (CBO), school or district, non-profit, or for-profit organization (under $2 million in revenue)?

Are you a leader of color or ally of the equity in education movement?

Are you actively working to support students with disabilities, including students who are marginalized or come from underserved communities and those experiencing poverty?

Have Questions? Looking For Additional Support?

As we are actively looking for applicants who are not- yet-recognized for their exceptional work and who may be first time grant applicants or someone who is unsure about the grant-application process, we want to support you through this grant application process.

Open, drop-in office hours are available at the following dates and times (click to register):

*If you would like to schedule another time for consultation, or have other questions answerable by email, please contact Treah Hutchings at

treah@innovateedunyc.org.

Judging Rubric

Please keep in mind that we are looking to fund a new champion who is actively working to support students with disabilities, including students who are marginalized or come from underserved communities and those experiencing poverty. When writing your responses to the proposal questions, please keep in mind the focus on serving these communities of learners.

Additionally, before completing your submission, please review the EALA New Champions Rubric the judges will be using to determine the 2022 New Champion.

Meet the 2022 New Champions Judges

The 2022 New Champions Judges are leaders in the cross-section of equity, innovation, and education. Together, they represent a diverse collective of industry leaders in the non-profit, advocacy, digital literacy, K-12 education and edtech sectors, all committed to advancing equity and opportunity in the field.

Ash Kaluarachchi
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Cameron White
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Charlie Doolittle
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Christine Chui
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Clark Merkely
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Corey Scholes
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Dwayne McClary
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Jinann Bitar
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Lorrie Owens
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Matthew Kennard
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Priya Aggarwal
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Sonia Park
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Download Request for Proposals

Before applying through our application portal, consider downloading our editable Request for Proposal Document to to see questions in advance and view helpful application information.

Submission Portal

Apply using the Submission Portal by May 31st, 2022! We look forward to learning all about the amazing work you are doing!