Do You Know a Small Non-Profit That Could Use Help?
MacKenzie Scott is launching a $250 million “open call” for community-focused nonprofits that the billionaire philanthropist can fund.
Through her organization Yield Giving, Scott plans to make unrestricted $1 million donations to 250 nonprofits selected in the process, which she calls a “new pathway to support for organizations making positive change in their communities.”
To apply, the nonprofits must have annual operating budgets larger than $1 million, but less than $5 million for at least two of the past five years.
Organizations need to register to apply before May 5 and complete their
applications by June 12. The applications will be reviewed by peers, who
will select up to 1,000 finalists in the fall. Those finalists will
then be evaluated by a publicly named panel selected for their related
experience. The 250 winners will be announced in early 2024.
Scott said in a statement that she is excited to partner with nonprofit Lever for Change,
which will manage the open call process to find community-focused
organizations advancing people of modest means and groups who have met
with discrimination and other systemic obstacles.
I can't find your email on here. I wanted to let you know that the SPS school board is requiring two separate lunch periods for next school year. Currently my kids' high school only has one period for everyone. Almost all of the clubs meet during lunch, so separate lunches will really disrupt that. There are other concerns as well. I can email you a flyer about it one of my kids sent me. It sounds like there isn't much time to comment on this before it's a done deal. Thanks for all the work you do!
If that is indeed true, as you've pointed out, it will be disastrous for the rich culture of extracurricular activities via clubs that our schools benefit from.
Anyone have thoughts for how to protest this before it goes too far along?
What's the motivation here for two lunches?
I don't know. No explanation was given. I wish I could post the flyer from my kids' school on here. I sent an email to everyone on the list that was recommended, and I hope it won't happen.
I believe Garfield has two lunches this year. I don't know why they did this or how they handled clubs.
Personally I think high schools should only have one lunch and the time should actually be increased to 45 or 60 minutes. It's time that's used to eat lunch, attend clubs, socialize, and also as "office hours" for students to connect with teachers to ask questions and do makeups for tests.