Today was Carmen Rojas’ last day at the Kapor Foundation. Her exuberance and steadfast dedication to social justice will certainly be missed by her colleagues. We wish Carmen well in her new endeavors and look forward to seeing her new justice work take shape.
I wanted to share more information on our grantmaking plans during this transition.
We will continue our Green Access and VoICE grantmaking, although we are delaying new conversations about grant support until the fall. We’re going to re-set our grant request deadlines to October 31st for any remaining 2011 requests and December 15th for requests to be considered in early January 2012. This will help us to firm up our program direction and staffing. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause in your development planning.
For Fall cluster key partner organizations, final reports and renewal requests are still due by August 1, 2011. We’re prepared to make these grants in accordance with our original September timetable.
For grant requests that were submitted by the May 18th deadline, we aim to have responses by mid-July. Stay tuned!
And yes, we’ll most likely hire another program staff person after first completing an organizational needs assessment. Check our blog here over the summer for any announcement about a position search.
Please contact us with any questions.