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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote Social Justice and Workforce Development

Dividends Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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Deadline: 04/20/23 8:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that promote social justice. Applicants must complete the required registration prior to applying. Funding is intended to assist nonprofits that work to address the obstacles and gaps faced by underserved students, businesses, and professionals. Programs must focus on workforce and professional development for a variety of careers in real estate, and supplier diversity initiatives supporting minority- or women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs).

The Dividends Through Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DDEI) grant program will prioritize awarding grants to nonprofit organizations whose programs and initiatives address systemic challenges faced by Black/African Americans Latino/Hispanics, women, first-generation college students, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and high-school students. 

Nonprofit organizations that offer one or more of the following, and meet the criteria below, are encouraged to apply:

  • Workforce initiatives that focus on helping diverse or underrepresented talent learn about, prepare for, or advance professionally in careers in real estate, including programs such as, but not limited to:
    • Internship programs
    • Mentoring programs
    • Professional/leadership training and development
    • Career training programs
    • Board membership readiness
  • Supplier diversity initiatives that help MWBEs increase their operational knowledge and business sustainability, or that increase their business’s profitability, scalability, and overall competitiveness to provide sustainable goods and services, including programs such as:
    • Business mentoring
    • Procurement matchmaking
    • Business accelerator programs
    • Technical assistance and capacity-building programs and initiatives
    • Access to capital.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria:
- Be legally registered as a 501c3
- Have at least five (5) years of operations as a registered nonprofit
- Demonstrate a sound fiscal and financial position
- Ensure that no more than 20% of the grant supports administrative costs
- Serve populations that are recognized as underserved, underrepresented disenfranchised, and/or low-income.

Capital projects are not eligible for funding under this grant.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Nonprofit organizations interested in applying are encouraged to register to attend one of Nareit’s informational webinars, which will delve into the grant application process, funding priorities, and eligibility.

The sessions will take place on the following dates:

- Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. EST (Hosted by JustFund)
- Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. EST (Hosted by Nareit)
- Friday, March 3, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. EST (Hosted by Nareit)

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Applicants will be required to use JustFund’s site to create a JustFund account as the first step before applying. Accounts will take 24-48 business hours to be approved.

Estimated Size of Grant
Funding levels for this grant program may range from $25,000 up to $100,000 based on scope, scale, project readiness, project budget, applicant responses, and availability of funding.

Contact Information
Register and apply online:

For technical assistance see or email

Ayris Scales

RFP & Supporting Documents
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