- The desired applicant(s) have demonstrated records of emerging leadership in Ventura County and/or shown a potential for leadership (see "LOI guidelines" for further details on the characteristics of emerging leader),
- The applicant(s) will identify a project addressing a social justice issue in Ventura County and have a financial need to implement the project (see "LOI guidelines" for more details). Explain how if addressed, the project can increase impact in our community,
- The application should identify a sponsor who is either an established non-profit in Ventura County or a subject matter expert such as a professor who will mentor for the project,
- All funded projects shall affect Ventura County, CA and align with the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County’s mission to promote fairness, equity, and human rights,
- The grant application process requires filling out and submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI),
- The LOI will be reviewed and ranked by members of the SJFVC board. If the project is shortlisted, the applicant will present a project summary with Q&A in front of the selection committee.
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SJFVC begins to receive LOI's from applicants (2 months),
SJFVC board reviews LOI's and selects shortlist for presentation and final review (2 months),
- Fellows are selected and notified,
- Grant cycle, milestones and payment cycles are identified and agreed upon,
- Fellows provide headshot photo, bio and project summary,
- Project/s begin!ssroots campaigns related to a variety of issues.