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Intermediary Support for Organizing Communities

Seventh Generation Fund

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2005–March 31, 2006
  • Location Arcata, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development to continue providing seed grants and technical assistance to emerging community-based organizations serving low-income neighborhoods. The Intermediary Support for Organizing Communities (ISO) program was established in 1979 to increase citizen participation in democratic processes, especially in low-income communities. Since then, it has evolved into a community-organizing strategy that seeks to build and strengthen the institutional capacity of neighborhood-development organizations.Funding will support the organization’s work on Native American reservations in the continental U.S. Its role as an intermediary is to identify emerging groups for support, administer a small grants program, coordinate grantee technical assistance, organize grantee meetings, maintain program data and records, assist with project evaluation activities, and participate in network meetings.The center has been a participant in the program since 1990 and is one of six intermediary organizations receiving grants as part of Mott’s 2005 ISO program.