The Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Opportunity and Just Growth issue areas would like to announce to our Equity Circles, partners, and civic village that we are releasing applications for our 2021 Democratizing Development Fund (DDF).

As a part of the launch of our Democratizing Development Project, through funding from Surdna, WK Kellogg, and Kaiser Family Foundations, we are looking to fund capacity-building of small grassroots organizations serving communities of color who have experienced disinvestment and not seen the same level of investment as other areas of the region. Selected applicants will also agree to participate in the design and testing of a new initiative, Development Watch.  

For more information on this fund, please see the Fund Guidelines, Fund FAQ, and Timeline here.  

If you know of any groups that could utilize these funds and fit our criteria, please share this announcement with them. We are also highly encouraging graduates of our PSE leadership academy programs to apply. 

Here is the link to the Fund Application.  

Please feel free to send any questions you may have to Anna O’Driscoll, Just Growth Fellow, annaodriscoll@psequity.org