Apply - New Grant Partners:  UPDATE - WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW PROPOSALS FOR 2021

Given the effects of the pandemic, we are extending the time frame for our 2020 ITP Grant Partners to complete their projects in 2021. We hope to resume our normal annual application process for 2022. 

Please check back later in 2021 for updated information. 



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ITP provides for a "creative pause" -
a reflective retreat for a team to take time away in a place of beauty of their choice. 
  • "Pause"  Purpose:   to engage in collaborative conversations and develop ideas and/or strategies about how to craft a meaningful response to climate challenge issues.
  • Grant Size:  Up to $10,000 is available for selected projects, to cover expenses directly related to the project as outlined in the grant proposal budget.

Eligibility                 

Preference is given to a team of  2 or more individuals who bring different yet complementary skills to the effort.  To be considered for a grant, applicants each must have:

  • Three or more years of experience working in the particular field of interest (with an exception for youth activist groups)
  • Some familiarity and/or experience in working with the other team members
  • The ability to complete your 'pause' within five months of receiving the grant, or no later than September 30th
  • Attendance by up to 2 people representing your team at the fall ITP Summit.  See Grant Requirements
Application     Details    

Please submit no more than 6 proposal pages (plus additional *3 maximum attachments*) with the following information:

  • Name and contact information for each collaborator with short resume/bio for each - please identify key contact person, email and physical mailing address
  • Synopsis of your proposed "pause", what you hope to accomplish during the time and how your particular collaboration may leverage action on some climate challenge issue
  • Name of person and/or organization who referred you to Invoking The Pause
  • Brief description of previous collaboration, if applicable
  • Logistics: location, time frame, structure and creative elements
  • Proposed budget of expenses directly related to your "pause"
  • Up to *3 attachments: PDF's, media files, links etc., that further illustrate your ideas
  • For collaborations not part of a recognized nonprofit, federal grant-making law requires that you obtain a fiscal sponsor.  Please provide a letter of support from this organization with your application. (If you need assistance in securing a fiscal sponsor, please let us know.)
Please visit the FAQS and Grant Requirements and Reports page for more information

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FROM JANUARY 1st - JANUARY 31st

Arlene Hilliard:  apply@invokingthepause.org

Applicants will be notified by March 31st

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Second Phase Grant Opportunities will be available later to 2020 Grant Partners in 2021.  Please see the Existing Grant Partner Application Process page of this website for more information.



REV. 2/2/2021