STEM Impact Program (SIP)
Friday, February 26, 2021, 5:00pm
Early-stage nonprofits often face a “chicken and the egg” problem with securing funding. Funding organizations typically ask for nonprofits to develop certain tools (such as program models, logic models, evaluation reports, etc.) before seeking their support. However, for most organizations, external funding is crucial to developing these tools with outside consultants or other experts. This is where we step in. We’re addressing this problem by offering early-stage nonprofits help stepping onto the first rung of the ladder.
Early-stage STEM nonprofits are encouraged to apply. Eligible organizations will have 501(c)(3) certification and will be within their first four years of incorporation. Organizations must have a small-scale evaluation or planning project (e.g., designing and communicating their program model, building a logic model, conducting a needs assessment, doing evaluation strategizing, etc.) identified.
Improved Insights is committed to STEM equity. As you may know, women and people identifying as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous/Native American are underrepresented in STEM fields in the United States. While we encourage any interested STEM nonprofits to apply, SIP aims to prioritize organizations run by, or serving populations, who identify with these groups.
We are accepting applications now for our Spring 2021 cohort. Learn more and apply at improvedinsights.com/stem-impact-program
How to apply/register:
To apply, please complete the application on the Improved Insights website (improvedinsights.com) by February 26, 2021. Applications will be reviewed the first week of March and applicants will be notified of the decisions by March 5, 2021.