Strengthening relationships that serve as a safety net (family & friends) and alliances that expand opportunities for growth

The Challenge

Social networks may be smaller or weaker for low-income individuals because they lack family or other social connections to institutions, such as higher education, that are critical for upward mobility. In addition they may also have fewer connections to high-status individuals or institutions that can help provide valuable opportunities.

– The Role of Social Capital in Supporting Economic Mobility, US Dept. of Health & Human Services

For individuals, social capital is important because it is a source of power and influence that helps people to “get by” and “get ahead.” The adage: “It’s not just what you know, but who you know” relates to the powerful effects and importance of social capital.

– The Institute for Social Capital 

the pathway to reaching their potential

Social Stability & Growth Application Available

The Grant Purpose Statement can be found here

Applications are DUE by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 9th.

Social Stability & Growth Grant Information Webinar & Office Hours

One-on-one time can be scheduled with our Community Impact Director, Margaret Stuckey, to discuss your application, ask questions or to determine if your program may be a fit. Office Hour availability is:

Tuesday, April 11  8:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday, April 25  8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 2     8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday, May 4   8:00 am- 12:00 pm

 To schedule, click here.


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