USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeking applicants for the 2023 Sparking Change grant. The grant is available to community leaders in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas who have experienced forced displacement. The grant is supported by USA for UNHCR in partnership with Refugee Congress and Welcoming America.
Awarded refugee leaders who are creating change and building local communities will receive project support of up to $10,000 and a personal honoraria of up to $2,500. Applications of particular interest include projects that (1) build new collaborations between refugees, neighbors and organizations; (2) utilize creative approaches to showcase community innovation and creativity; and (3) scale and grow community impact from existing smaller effort initiatives. The grant will highlight work in four focus areas:
Proposals that fall outside of these categories but highlight a unique approach to supporting thriving refugee communities will also be considered.
Applicants should be leaders in their communities and are working to create awareness, understanding and community for people who have experienced forced displacement.
Go to the Sparking Change submission form to submit your application. This application process is expected to take at least 1 hour and no more than 4 hours. Your submission should include:
Please note that grantees will be required to attend the Welcoming Interactive on April 10 - 12, 2024 in Dallas, TX as part of the completion of this grant.
Applications are due on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.
USA for UNHCR will be hosting a webinar to answer application questions on October 18th at 6:30pm ET, and we will post a zoom link on the application website once available. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About USA for UNHCR
USA for UNHCR helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. Supporting UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and its partners, we provide lifesaving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. Around the world, we help refugees survive, recover and build a better future. Together, we give refugees the hope they deserve, restore their dignity and help them rebuild their lives.
Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.UNrefugees.org.