Blackstone Innovation Grants Request for Proposals 2015-2016
Each year, The Blackstone Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) makes a series of targeted grants to non-profit organizations that support entrepreneurship and benefit regional ecosystems as part of the Blackstone Innovation Grants program (formerly known as the Blackstone Organizational Grants program). In coordination with its regional efforts to spur entrepreneurship, the Foundation is creating a global network in which the participating organizations can share best practices, methodologies, and contacts, and are connected with Blackstone’s intellectual capital and resources. The Foundation releases an annual request for proposals (RFP) as part of this program to evaluate and select eligible organizations and programs.
Due to the overwhelming response for 2014-2015 Blackstone Innovation Grants, the Foundation will be allocating $3 million to Blackstone Innovation Grants in 2015-2016. The Foundation is specifically looking for innovative program models with the potential to be scaled significantly (nationally or globally) after the one-year grant period. During this one-year period, organizations will have the opportunity to pilot, expand, or replicate their programming. Responses to this year’s RFP will be due on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8pm EDT. Selected organizations will be announced in February 2015.
Updated: The answers to the questions submitted will now be posted on Tuesday, September 16th at 8pm EDT.