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Challenge Launch

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Racial Equity 2030 challenge launched on October 13, 2020. Between October 13, 2020 and January 28, 2021, use our tool to determine your organization’s readiness for participating in the challenge and register.

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Competition Period

Registration Deadline

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Before submitting an application, your organization must register by Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Only registrants will be able to submit an application.

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Competition Period

Application Deadline

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Once registration has closed, registrants will have four additional weeks to submit their applications. All applications are due Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Competition Period

Administrative Review

March 12 – April 1, 2021

Over a period of several weeks, each application will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the challenge requirements and rules. All eligible applications will proceed to the next stage.

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Review Period

Peer-to-Peer Review

April 2 – April 26, 2021

Each applicant will review and provide scores and comments on five other applications using the scoring rubric. Peer reviews are due Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Peer-to-Peer Review (con’t)

April 27 – April 29, 2021

Applicants may be asked to score and comment on additional applications. Final peer reviews are due no later than Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Review Period

Expert Review Panel

May – June 2021

During this period, members of the expert review panel will provide additional scores and comments on their assigned submissions using the scoring rubric.

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Review Period

Selection of Finalists

Summer 2021

Informed by the results of the expert review panel, up to ten Finalists will be selected to receive one-year planning grants and additional support.

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Selection Period

Project Development

Summer 2021 - Spring 2022

Finalists will each receive a $1 million planning grant and nine months of capacity-building support to further strengthen their applications.

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Award Announcement

October 2022

At least three $20 million and two $10 million grants will be awarded to the organizations with the most compelling proposals to advance racial equity. Awards will be granted over the next nine years to coincide with the foundation’s 100th anniversary in 2030.

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