Intercultural Harmony grants

The Laura Jane Musser Fund would like to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds within defined geographical areas through collaborative, cross-cultural exchange projects. Projects must be intercultural and demonstrate intercultural exchange, rather than focused on just one culture. Applications will be accepted from September 17 through October 17, 2014.

PRIORITY IS PLACED ON PROJECTS THAT:
Include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals
*Build positive relationships across cultural lines
*Engender intercultural harmony, tolerance, understanding, and respect
*Enhance intercultural communication, rather than cultural isolation, while at the same time celebrating and honoring the unique qualities of each culture

PROJECTS MUST DEMONSTRATE:
*Need in the community for the intercultural exchange project
*Grassroots endorsement by participants across cultural lines, as well as their active participation in planning and implementation of the project
*The ability of the organization to address the challenges of working across the cultural barriers identified by the project
*Tangible benefits in the larger community

LIMITS OF GEOGRAPHY:
Only programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wyoming may apply.

PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT:
Intercultural Harmony projects can be carried out in a number of areas, including (but not limited to):
*The arts
*Community service
*Youth activities

OUTCOMES SHOULD INCLUDE:
*A demonstration of intercultural exchange between cultures
*Increased comfort in interaction between the groups and individual citizens addressed by the project
*Harmonious shared use of public space and community facilities
*Continued cooperation by the participants or communities addressed by the project

WHAT THE PROGRAM WILL COVER:
*New programs or projects within their first three years (up to $18,000)
*The planning and implementation phase of a project (up to $18,000)

WHAT WILL NOT BE FUNDED:
*Capital Expenses
*General Operating Expenses
*Ongoing Program Support

WHO CAN APPLY:
*Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
*Organizations that are forming if they have a documented fiscal sponsor relationship
*Organizations located within one of the eligible states listed above

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Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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