At 1717, we believe nonprofits and startups have many similarities: they solve problems through innovation, their people wear many hats, and they take risks because they believe in their mission. And because we believe nonprofits and startups have a lot in common, we have decided to adopt the accelerator model to provide support for Richmond area nonprofits.
This fall, Capital One’s 1717 Innovation Center will pilot Grow @1717, a nonprofit accelerator that aims to support nonprofits in delivering social impact more powerfully. The 12 week program will include a full needs assessment, workshops, project support, Pro Bono volunteerism, peer-to-peer learning, and mentorship; equipping participating organizations with new knowledge, tools, connections, and visibility.
If you are a Richmond based nonprofit looking to grow in innovative ways, please consider applying to participate in the 1717 Innovation Center’s Grow @1717 Nonprofit Accelerator. Additional details below.
Criteria: - Nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status - Richmond based - Mission and/or vision focused on impacting communities in at least one of the following areas: 1) 21st century skill- building, 2) financial well-being, 3) small business development - Commitment to organizational growth
Important Dates: - Application Opens: June 24, 2019 - Application Deadline: July 26, 2019 - Notifications Sent: August 9, 2019 - Accelerator Begins: Week of September 9, 2019 - Accelerator Ends: Week of December 2, 2019
If you have any questions or would like to chat before applying, please reach out to Toria Edmonds-Howell, 1717 Community Engagement Manager (email@example.com).