Through our Opportunity Fund, we’re challenging outmoded ways of thinking and testing concepts that explore ways to disrupt the status quo.
What kind of ideas are we looking for?
The Opportunity Fund enables us to respond to emerging issues and test new or innovative approaches that may be unique to the state. Ideas can also be based on existing, promising, or effective models that can be tested with new audiences or geographies. Projects may also test the viability and sustainability of an idea on a small scale.
Through previous Opportunity Fund projects, we have made strategic investments in ideas that have worked to tackle structural inequities and shift power structures, built collaborative networks, reached broad populations, or generated community-led solutions.
Some of the most promising Opportunity Fund ideas have authentically engaged impacted communities, had policy or practice implications that reached beyond an individual organization, or used creative problem solving. We want to partner with you to build on those successes.
How can a strategic investment turn into sustainable change?
Thanks to Appleseed’s efforts, findings from the research were passed to Missouri legislators. With bipartisan support, more than $113,000 was set aside in Missouri’s 2020 budget to purchase period products for state prisons. Through our partnership with Appleseed, we were able to turn a strategic investment into long-term sustainable change.
Other Opportunity Fund projects
Clean, Safe Neighborhoods
Healthy Teeth and Gums
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