Grant, award, and loan programs to create social and economic impact
Many nonprofits, small businesses, and collaboratives lack the financial capital necessary to ignite, launch, and grow their impact: especially those who are led by – or serve – disinvested communities. To make funding more accessible, New Sun Rising administers the Vibrancy Funds: an integrated capital program which provides grants, loans, awards, equity, credit enhancement, and technical assistance. Since 2009, NSR has managed and invested over $13.5 million to help people make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about our underwriting framework and history of investment below.
NSR partners with funders on our Community Grantmaking Support Service, where NSR’s agile approach is designed to meet the unique needs of donors and foundations who want to offer more responsive and flexible grants, but do not presently have the infrastructure to administer themselves. Past Community Grantmaking Support Service programs have included: The Hear Foundation’s Community Microgrants, Arts Equity Reimagined: Collective Action, One Northside Mini-grants & Rapid Response Funds, COVID Crisis Mitigation Response, and the Heinz Endowments Transformative Teaching Artist Awards.