We Raise Foundation identifies innovative ideas, people, and programs that raise consciousness, community leadership and capital. Motivated by our belief that freedom is grace in action, we provide grants and assistance with resource development to organizations that work at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality. We have a preference for solutions within the areas of education, workforce development, and criminal justice—funding non-profit, Christian organizations that predominantly serve communities of color.
We Raise’s Grant Programs are about much more than money. Long-term successful programs and leaders also benefit from expert advice, connections with other inspired leaders and additional funding opportunities. These grants aim to provide both financial support and expert resources to strengthen the program for sustainable impact.
As part of our grant partnership, We Raise encourages and expects you to participate in activities to strengthen your program, leadership, and effectiveness. We offer two grant programs. Explore which one is the best fit for your program!
GrantPlus grants are our largest and most competitive grant program, partnering with Christian organizations in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Oakland/San Francisco working at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality. These grants are particularly focused on education, workforce development, or criminal justice. There are two deadlines each year.
Emerging Leader Grants are an investment in the development of leaders between the ages of 20-35, at Christian organizations who are leading new programs at the intersection of poverty, violence and inequality. This grant application has a rolling deadline with grants awarded quarterly.
Find out what kind of programs we fund, what is included in grant proposals, and what is involved in the review process.