Grant Opportunity

Cross-Racial Healing and Solidarity in a White Supremacist World RFP

This fund will provide urgent support to organizations looking to continue relationships or begin new relationships of cross-racial solidarity.

The RFP is now open and can be downloaded here.

Grant Opportunity

Supporting Organizations Led By People of Color

This fund will support community-based organizations that are led by people of color and are working with communities of color to transform barriers to racial equity in public K-12 education.


The application process for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

Advancing Community-School Partnerships

This fund supports community-based organizations led by people of color to strengthen racial equity focused partnerships with schools and districts. The purpose of the partnerships will be to address systemic racism and oppression faced by young people of color.

We are not accepting applications for new grantees for this fund in 2020.

Grant Opportunity

Amplifying Youth Voice

This grant fund will amplify the authentic voices of young people, giving them a seat at the table around decisions that affect their future. Additionally, this fund will focus on building the capacity, power, and voice of youth organizing groups throughout the New England region.

The application for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

Building Grantee Capacity and Learning

This fund seeks to support our current grantees through a robust learning community and responsive capacity-building supports.

This fund is designed to support grantees in other funds and does not have specific Request for Proposal opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

Strengthening Partnerships, Coalitions and Movements

This fund will support coalitions and partnerships focused on advancing racial equity in our public education system at both the state and national levels.  

We are not accepting applications for new grantees for this fund in 2020.

Grant Opportunity

Championing Student-Centered Learning

This fund supports researchers, practitioners, community members, students, and families to widen and build upon our framework for student-centered learning to reflect a greater focus on racial equity.


The application for this grant fund is now closed. Please check back at a later date for new opportunities.

Grant Opportunity

Event Sponsorship Fund

New England based organizations that are working to advance racial equity and/or equitable, student-centered practices in public, K-12 education may apply to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s event sponsorship fund.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed in March, May, July, September, and November of 2021. Take the first step in seeing if the Foundation can sponsor your event by clicking on the link listed below. Contact Senior Communications Manager, Julita Bailey-Vasco at jbailey-vasco@nmefoundation.org should you have any questions.