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Request for Proposal: Fulfilling Basic Needs - Supporting the Whole Student

May 06, 2019

ECMC Foundation seeks to support a cohort of organizations and/or higher education institutions that further the research, development and scaling of basic needs initiatives at two-year and four-year campuses. ECMC Foundation’s College Success focus area defines basic needs initiatives as direct student supports/interventions that target everyday needs affecting college students’ wellbeing and academic performance. These areas may include, but are not limited to housing, food insecurity, hygiene, financial assistance and mental health. The growth and lessons learned from the selected cohort members will be used to inform the Foundation’s strategic grantmaking.


In order to be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to the ECMC Foundation online portal by 11:59 PM (PT) Friday, June 7, 2019. All submitted LOIs will be considered for this opportunity and up to six organizations/institutions will be selected to submit a full proposal to be considered for participation in the cohort and further develop their BNI. The applicants selected for this grant opportunity will be asked to submit a full proposal (including a detailed action plan and budget) to ECMC Foundation by August 7, 2019.  If selected, applicants must be able to start executing on the project in the first quarter of 2020. Questions may be directed to Angela Sanchez at

Prior to submission, please review the full guidelines and requirements here.

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