We believe in an America where all people can earn enough to support their families, achieve financial security, and provide their children with more opportunities. Every day, local leaders and organizations are working to make this dream possible in their communities. Yet all too often, these community-driven approaches are missed by those who could invest in them and help them reach more people. We’re looking to fund, strengthen, and grow local solutions that expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people.
The Challenge took place over a six-month period in 2018 and included two review rounds and site visits for Finalists.
For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot – or will not. For more information, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org.
Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy and advocacy work to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit www.chanzuckerberg.com.
Valid applications receive feedback from peers and experts.
Stay informed about important deadlines.
Reviewers will use these traits to score valid applications. Scores will be normalized for fairness.
Everyone is treated fairly.
To ensure fairness, once a valid application has been submitted for assessment, a minimum of five reviewers will grade each submission. Those reviewers will offer scores and comments against each of four distinct traits. Each trait will be scored on a 0-5 point scale, in increments of 0.1. Those scores will combine to produce a total normalized score. Examples of possible scores for a trait are… 1.4, 3.7, etc.
The most straightforward way to ensure that everyone is treated by the same set of standards would be to have the same reviewers score every application; unfortunately, due to the number of applications that we may receive, that is not possible.
Since the same reviewers will not score every application, the question of fairness needs to be explained carefully. One reviewer scoring an application may take a more critical view, giving any assigned team a range of scores only between 1.0 and 2.0, as an example; meanwhile, another reviewer may be more generous and want to score every submission between 4.0 and 5.0.
For illustrative purposes, let’s look at the scores from two hypothetical reviewers:
The first reviewer is far more generous, as a scorer, than the second reviewer, who gives much lower scores. If your application was rated by the first reviewer, it would earn a much higher total score than if it was assigned to the second reviewer.
We have a way to ensure that no matter which reviewers are assigned to your team, each application will be treated fairly. To do this, we utilize a mathematical technique relying on two measures of distribution: the mean, and the standard deviation.
The mean takes all the scores assigned by a reviewer, adds them up, and divides them by the number of scores assigned, giving an average score.
The standard deviation measures the “spread” of a reviewer’s scores. As an example, imagine that two reviewers both give the same mean (average) score, but one gives many zeros and fives, while the other gives more ones and fours. It wouldn't be fair, if we didn’t consider this difference.
To ensure that the scoring process is fair, we rescale all the scores to match the population of reviewers. In order to do this, we measure the mean and the standard deviation of all scores across all reviewers. Then, we change the mean score and the standard deviation of each reviewer to match.
Basically, we are finding the difference between both distributions for a single reviewer and those for all of the reviewers combined, then adjusting each score so that no one is treated unfairly according to which reviewers they are assigned.
If we apply this rescaling process to the same two reviewers in the example above, we can see the outcome of the final resolved and normalized scores. They appear more similar, because they are now aligned with typical distributions across the total population of reviewers.
We are pleased to answer any questions you have about how we seek to ensure a level playing field for every team. Please register today and join our discussion forums, where you can ask questions or seek clarification.
Get answers to frequently asked questions.
Understand the legal rules governing the Challenge.
Thank you for your interest in the Communities Thrive Challenge (the “Challenge”). The Challenge is sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC, with platform support provided by RAMPIT. Please know that by participating in this Challenge and in accordance with these Rules you are eligible to receive various forms of recognition and a possible grant from The Rockefeller Foundation or the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donor Advised Fund (DAF), an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, of up to $5,000 as a Finalist and another award of $1,000,000 as a Grantee. The Rules governing this Challenge ("RULES") are stated here as an extension of the Terms & Conditions ("TERMS") for use of this Website. The full TERMS are available for your review by accessing them on this Website. The RULES constitute "Challenge Terms and Conditions" under Clause 2.3 of the Terms. Capitalized words used but not defined in the RULES have meanings given to them in the TERMS.
Please read these RULES and the TERMS carefully, as they describe the conditions under which you are allowed to participate. As you participate, you may periodically be asked to recognize your acceptance of these RULES and the TERMS by clicking "accept" at various pages on this Website, but by continuing any use of this Website you expressly consent to all of these RULES and the TERMS.
The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative welcome applications from organizations or entities that have a recognized legal existence and structure under applicable law (State, Federal or Country) and that are in good standing in the jurisdiction under which they are organized. The legal form of an eligible organization may include a “c” corporation, benefit or flexible purpose corporation (or similar “hybrid” corporation permitted under State law), limited liability company, LC3 entity, or limited partnership. Organizations must be based in the United States or its territories and must serve communities in the United States or its territories. Organizations in the following categories are eligible organizations and may submit proposals:
Organizations that have received a grant/investment from The Rockefeller Foundation or the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in the last ten years are not eligible to apply.
Organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $200,000 in FY2018 and FY 2017 are not eligible to apply.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Government agencies are not eligible to apply. If you work for a government agency and would like to participate as part of a team, please encourage one or more eligible, non-government organizations to register. United Nations agencies are considered government entities for purposes of this Challenge and are not be eligible to apply. Individuals who submit applications on behalf of an eligible organization and are also government officials or employees will be responsible for ensuring that their participation in the Challenge is permitted by the rules and regulations relevant to their position and that they have obtained any authorization that may be required by virtue of their government position.
Directors, officers, and employees of The Rockefeller Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, RAMPIT, The Common Pool, LLC, and any of their subsidiaries and affiliates, and Immediate Family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, are not eligible.
Organizations applying to the Challenge that are not recognized as charitable organizations or their equivalent under United States law must ensure that any Award funds will be used solely for charitable purposes and will not result in private benefit to other people, organizations, or entities other than incidental benefit that is a necessary byproduct of the accomplishment of the charitable purpose.
If invited to submit a Round 2 application, organizations may join together in a single application subject to these Rules. However, any grant Award must be distributed to a single legal entity that will have the legal responsibility and authority for the use of and reporting on any grant funds and that will exercise in fact direction, control and supervision of the proposed project.
Before any offer of a grant agreement is made, organizations proposing to work together must demonstrate through a fully-executed Letter of Intent (LOI) or other similar agreement, executed by all parties, that a single eligible entity or organization will serve as the grantee and will have direction, control, and supervision of the proposed project and management of all grant funds and reporting requirements.=
All applicant organizations are required to submit the following documents before consideration of any grant Award may be available, in addition to the application requirements published on this Website:
All applicants must demonstrate their financial and organizational capacity to carry out the proposed project and to appropriately manage any grant Award, should they be awarded a grant.
Each application should reflect the anticipated ownership, use, and licensing of any Intellectual Property Rights. You represent and warrant that your Entry is an original work created solely by You, that You own all Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Entry, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Entry, except as expressly identified by You to us in writing in Your application. You retain all right, title and interest in any inventions, software or work of authorship You invent or create. The ownership and use of Intellectual Property Rights arising from this challenge remains with You.
Portions of your application, including Your Quick Pitch, The Problem, and Your Approach may be published on this website; the remainder of your application will only be viewed by challenge administrators and, on anonymous basis, by peer reviewers. By submitting an application, you've granted the Challenge Sponsors a license to post portions of it on our website as described in Clause 6.4 of the Terms.
Grant funds may not be used for lobbying purposes as defined in 26 U.S. Code § 4945 and related regulations.
The successful applicant or Grantee will be expected to enter into a grant agreement with The Rockefeller Foundation or the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, containing key terms and conditions which are separate from these RULES and TERMS posted on this Website for this Challenge. To ensure that you are prepared to enter into such a separate agreement, guidance is provided. NOTE: Each grant agreement governing the use of Awards may vary, depending on the nature of the project and the organization receiving the Award.
Grant Award funds must be used for the project for which they are awarded, and may not be used:
You may contact us with any questions or comments about these Rules. Please enter Communities Thrive Challenge in the subject line of your email. You may reach us at: email@example.com.
Help us identify local, community solutions that can scale.
At The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we believe in an America where all people can earn enough to support their families, achieve financial security, and provide their children with more opportunities. Every day, local governments, businesses, and nonprofit leaders across the country are working to make this dream possible in their communities.
Yet all too often, these community-driven approaches are missed by those who could invest in them and help them reach more people. This is especially true for efforts in small cities, rural America, and places with high rates of poverty.
That’s why The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - with guidance from community leaders across the country - have created the Communities Thrive Challenge, a $10-million funding opportunity open to organizations that are working to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities in the United States.
"We have to build a future where people don’t have to depend on luck to succeed."
Priscilla Chan, co-founder of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
After two rounds of review, including peer-to-peer evaluation and review by an expert panel, as many as 10 organizations will receive a $1 million grant, as well as best-in-class technical assistance and an opportunity to share their stories on a national stage. At least 80 applicants will advance to the second round as semi-finalists, and 20 will be chosen as finalists. Each finalist that does not become a grantee will receive $5,000 in recognition of their great work.
Through the Communities Thrive Challenge, we hope to:
"This Challenge is about ensuring more people in America have access to a good job and a secure future."
Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation
We are looking for nonprofit programs; businesses; organizing or advocacy models; technologies; economic development strategies, or other approaches that deliver significant and consistent results in any of the following areas:
To gain better insight into community-driven approaches that are already being implemented across the country, we are teaming up with local United Way chapters across the Country to meet with leaders in roughly a dozen communities, such as Ypsilanti, Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky; and Brownsville, Texas. These will include visits with local government officials, community leaders, organizers, employers, and families in urban, rural, and suburban areas. These conversations, together with the organizations we learn about through the Challenge, will help inform both institutions’ long-term economic opportunity strategies and improve our ability to support work at the local level.
Ultimately, we hope to help funders, policymakers, and other leaders identify and learn about standout approaches that are already making a difference in communities across the U.S. To that end, we will publish a searchable database of all eligible applicants, share the stories of finalists and grantees of the Communities Thrive Challenge, and widely share key themes and lessons learned.
Introduce us to your organization and its work.
Please read all of the application requirements before completing each section. Applications will be available for download in several languages, but your responses must be submitted in English. There are a number of ways to fill out this application. Some organizations may choose to feature particular projects or programs. Others may choose to cover all of their organization’s work. Whichever approach you choose, please clearly indicate how your work relates to the Communities Thrive Challenge focus areas. Portions of your application, including but not limited to the Proposal Title, Quick Pitch, Organization, the Problem, Your Approach, and geographic location, may be published on this website. The remainder of your application will only be viewed by Challenge administrators, peer reviewers, and other potential funders.
Before submitting, be sure to review your application as it will appear to reviewers by clicking the ‘Preview’ link at the bottom of the page. When you have completed all of the requirements, a confirmation message will be displayed on the screen. At that point, you can submit your final application. Once you have submitted the application, you will no longer be able to make changes. By submitting this application, you've granted us license to post portions of it on the Communities Thrive Challenge website. (NOTE: We will never post any of your financial information or the writing about challenges that you face).
You must submit your application no later than Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 5:00 PM Pacific.
The questions below will help us develop an initial, high-level understanding of your organization’s structure and mission as well as its impact, potential for scale, community engagement and leadership. You may apply as a team of two or more organizations, but in the Round One application please describe only the primary or lead organization. If invited to submit a Round Two application, you will have the opportunity to provide more detailed information on each of these topics and introduce your partners.
Please provide a name for your proposal.
Provide a clear and succinct explanation of your organization’s approach to improving economic opportunity for your community. Your Quick Pitch is a brief statement that each reviewer will read to develop an initial understanding of your work. This is your opportunity to make a strong first impression.
Briefly describe how your organization works. What are your values? How do you organize your team to get work done? What is unique about your organization’s operations?
How many people work for your organization? Please select from the options listed below.
Has your organization received an investment or grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative or a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in the past 10 years?
NOTE: If the answer is yes, your organization is not eligible for the Communities Thrive Challenge. However, we still welcome you to submit your application as a way for both The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to get to know you better and learn about your most recent work. Your application will not be reviewed as part of the Challenge. If an affiliated organization has received funding, your organization may be eligible subject to The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative legal review.
Please provide your organization’s annual operating budget, selecting from the options listed below.
NOTE: If your annual operating budget is less than $200,000, your organization is not eligible for the Communities Thrive Challenge. However, we’d still like to learn more about your work and encourage you to submit your application as a way for us to get you know you. Your application will not be reviewed as part of the Challenge.
Where does your work occur? Enter a zip code for each place where your work takes place.
Here’s your opportunity to provide additional information and details about your organization’s work, approach, and overall impact.
Explain the problem(s) in your community that your organization aims to address. Which obstacle(s) to economic opportunity do you seek to eliminate? Why is this problem significant?
Describe your organization’s approach to addressing the problem(s) described above (e.g., a theory of change, strategy, or model). Why do you take this approach? Which outcomes do you aim to achieve?
Discuss the people that your organization serves, invests in, or represents. Who are these people? What are the obstacles they face?
How do you know your approach is working? Describe the results you have already achieved.
How many people does your organization DIRECTLY serve, invest in, or represent?
If applicable, how many people are impacted by your work more broadly or indirectly? For example, if your organization shares your knowledge, resources, or model to impact people indirectly, please include this in your estimate.
Not every program has the potential for scale – some approaches are expressly designed for specific local contexts or populations. Both The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have been honored to support such efforts in the past.
However, the Communities Thrive Challenge is specifically looking for organizations that have a model or approach that has great potential for impact at scale with the appropriate new resources, investment, strategy, and partnerships. No organization can achieve impact at scale alone!
We have a broad definition of scale. Market expansion is one way to expand an organization’s reach. But scale can also be achieved by disseminating your model to a national network for implementation by others, building an alliance with partners across your region, partnering with government, influencing public or private policy, mobilizing or tapping into a movement, introducing a new product, sharing new data or insight, and by other means.
How could your approach be effective at a larger scale? If you had $1M of unrestricted grant funding, how might you scale your approach? What do you think others could learn from your approach?
We’d like to know about the community you serve and how you engage with it.
Provide a description of the community, communities, or region where you work (whichever is most relevant to understanding your organization). Explain your understanding of the necessary operations or tactics critical to succeeding in your community and overcoming any local implementation challenges.
What community members or partners does your organization work with? How do you ensure your work is informed by the community on an ongoing basis?
Finally, please tell us about the people who run your organization.
Who is on the leadership team for your organization? How does your leadership team reflect the community you work with? Why are these individuals uniquely qualified to lead your organization?
If there is any other information you would like reviewers to consider, please include it here.
Share with us your results and vision for the future.
Only organizations that have been invited to apply to the second round may complete this application. If you have been invited, congratulations on advancing to Round Two of the Communities Thrive Challenge!
Please read all of the application requirements before completing each section. Applications will be available for download in several languages but must be submitted in English. There are a number of ways to fill out this application. Some organizations may choose to feature particular projects or programs. Others may choose to cover all of their organization’s work. Whichever approach you choose, please clearly indicate how your work relates to the Communities Thrive Challenge focus areas. Portions of your application, including but not limited to Principal Organization, Results & Effectiveness, and Video, may be published on this website. The entirety of your Round One application and your Round Two application will only be viewed by challenge administrators, expert panel reviewers, and potential other funders.
You must submit your application no later than Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM Pacific.
You may apply as a single organization or as a team of organizations as long as the team is represented by one single legal entity (NOTE: Grants will be made to only one single legal entity. Refer to the Eligibility Guidelines in the Rules for further information).
Provide the legal name of the principal organization responsible for receiving and taking accountability for any grant funds, as well as providing the direction, control, and supervision for the work, if awarded. Identify a single point of contact who will assume a key leadership role coordinating dedicated team members and/or affiliated organizations.
Principal Organization (Potential Grantee)
Organization Legal Name:*
Address Line 2
Postal / Zip Code*
Point of Contact
If you have chosen to apply as a team, please explain why. How can you ensure this will be an effective partnership? Have the organizations worked together in the past? If you are not applying as a team, please enter “Not applicable.”
We are looking for organizations that effectively and consistently deliver results that address significant, urgent, and complex problems.
On the Round One application, we asked you about your results and how you know your approach is working. Now, we’d like to dig a bit deeper.
How did you choose which outcomes to focus on? How do you know whether you are making progress on those outcomes? Please provide relevant information, data, or evidence. Has your organization run any pilots, evaluations, or other research? How do you incorporate that data or insight into your work?
Has your organization or approach ever been externally evaluated? (NOTE: This is not a requirement for the Communities Thrive Challenge) If so, describe the results.
We value a variety of data that your approach is working (e.g. informal feedback, survey, interview, or focus groups). What kind of data, if any, do you collect? Please select all that apply.
Not every program has the potential for scale – some approaches are expressly designed for specific local contexts or populations. Both the Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have been honored to support such efforts in the past.
However, the Communities Thrive Challenge is specifically looking for organizations that have a model or approach that has great potential for impact at scale with the appropriate new resources, investment, strategy, and partnerships. No organization can achieve impact at scale alone!
We have a broad definition of scale. Market expansion is one way to expand an organization’s reach. But scale can also be achieved by disseminating your model to a national network for implementation by others, building an alliance with partners across your region, partnering with government, influencing public or private policy, mobilizing or tapping into a movement, introducing a new product, sharing new data or learnings, and by other means.
On the Round One application, you were asked to consider how your approach could be effective at a larger scale. Now, we’d like you to expand your imagination and vision for scale. How would you define ‘impact at scale’ for your organization or approach? Picture 10 years into the future: your organization/program/policy/product/movement has transformed lives and communities. How did this happen? What role did your organization play?
Aside from financial resources, what other challenges or barriers (internal and external) do you currently face in achieving the vision for scale described above? Please identify the top three, including at least one that is internal (i.e., an operating challenge that is not solely the product of outside political, social, or economic forces).
Organizations that are driven and informed by the community are often most effective at addressing the needs of their target population.
In Round One, we asked you to briefly explain how you collaborate and ensure your work is informed by the community. Now we would like to dig a bit deeper: Specifically, how have you engaged your community (or communities) in your work? What tactics have you used in your outreach and engagement? How are the people you are trying to serve actively involved in designing and improving your work? Please provide an example of how you have modified your approach in response to community feedback.
Please explain how your organization works to be inclusive of all people, regardless of ability (mental and/or physical), age, ethnicity, gender, migration or veteran status, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic background.
Who are your most important partners and allies, whether government, businesses, or nonprofits? How, if at all, does your organization’s current success and your vision for scale depend on these partners and allies?
We are seeking leaders who are well-positioned to support the organization through growth and scaling, demonstrate a strong history and commitment to the field of work, and authentically represent the populations they serve.
On application Round One, we asked you about your leadership team. Is there anything we didn’t learn about your leaders in Round One that you would like to add now? If this application is being submitted on behalf of a team of organizations, please make sure we know about the leaders from all of the organizations (not just the principal organization that is the potential grantee).
Additionally, please upload a PDF file that includes the resumes/CVs for the three most senior leaders of the organization (or primary organization if applying as a team), including the person responsible for your organization’s financial health. Please combine all resumes into one file as you are only allowed to upload one file.
What is the total amount of current and expected funding (including philanthropic and government dollars, earned revenue, debt, etc.) for the current fiscal year? Please indicate when you fiscal year begins.
What was the total amount of funding for the prior fiscal year?
What are your current and expected sources of funding? (NOTE: The total amount of current funding above must match the total amount in this table.)
How did you tap into these resources? Will these resources be available in the future? Describe your three-year funding plan. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about your funding sources?
Please offer a general overview for how you would use the grant of $1,000,000 if selected. If you’ve chosen to focus your application on a particular project, please also include the expected operating budget for the rest of your organization. This should include, in broad terms, total projected needs by function and/or division. You may include any explanations of existing resources you have secured.
We understand organizational needs are constantly changing and are committed to offering unrestricted funding to our final portfolio of 501(c)(3) public charity grantees. By law, however, grant funding must be restricted to specific charitable projects of any organization that is not a 501(c)(3) public charity. Depending on your organizational structure, please follow the instructions below:
Please make sure that any funds identified in this table reflect and clarify your general explanations provided in your budget narrative.
The Communities Thrive Challenge grant will contribute to your organization’s work, but additional resources may be required. If additional funds are needed, please describe your plans to secure those funds. Describe how you plan to ensure your organization’s financial sustainability over the next few years.
This section of the application are only required for organizations that are not 501(c)(3) public charities. Your responses to these questions may be reviewed in order to determine if your organization qualifies to receive a grant, based on whether you can satisfy the policies and standards of The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the laws applicable to them. As a reminder, grant funds can only be used for charitable purposes. Please see the rules and conditions for more information.
What is the charitable purpose of your work? Describe how the public or a subset, which is a charitable class, will benefit from your approach. A charitable class must generally be an indefinite number of individuals who are the subject of the charitable purpose and not a limited number of specified individuals. For example, the class can be needy persons within a disadvantaged community but not a specified person in the community, even if the person is disadvantaged. There can be a comparatively small number of individuals, if the individuals are not identified and the class is open ended.
Will private interests (such as shareholders, for-profit companies, contractors, consultants, or other individuals) benefit more than incidentally from the work as compared to the public or charitable benefit? If your approach will trigger any private benefit to one or more individuals, provide an explanation of how the public benefit cannot be achieved without necessarily benefiting those individuals and to what degree any private benefit compares to public benefit.
You are required to submit a video presentation that captures your own pitch for why your approach should be funded. You will upload a short digital film using YouTube. Set the Privacy Settings on your video to Public or Unlisted; do not set them to Private. Your video may be extracted from your submission and made available to the public.
Your video should comply with the following guidelines. If it does not, your submission may be invalid and no longer eligible for an award.
Here are general suggestions for delivering a high-quality video pitch:
Hone your content:
We expect to name 20 Finalists in late August 2018. If you are selected, you will be expected to:
Your privacy is important to us.
We are not in the business of selling your information. We do, however, disclose your personally identifiable information in a variety of circumstances in connection with developing and maintaining this Website and operating or supporting Competitions. For example:
You may, of course, decline to share certain personally identifiable information with RAMPIT, in which case RAMPIT may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on this Website. Please note that we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting your account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.
We may now or in the future make certain tools and features for configuring your privacy settings available to you through this Website, but any such features and settings we may provide do not guarantee the anonymity or confidentiality of any information, including personally identifiable information and Postings you provide or submit to this Website.
This Website contains links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any personally identifiable information you provide on third party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's policies, if any, governing privacy and security. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third party sites or services to which links are displayed on this Website. We encourage you to learn about third parties' privacy and security policies before providing them with personally identifiable information. We do not sell or share your information with online marketers.
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, RAMPIT does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years-of-age, and no part of this Website is directed to persons under 18 years-of-age. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THIS WEBSITE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE COMPETING AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. If RAMPIT learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on this Website without verifiable parental consent, then RAMPIT will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained a User Account on this Website, then you may alert RAMPIT at privacy@RAMPIT.com and request that RAMPIT delete that child's personally identifiable information from its systems.
RAMPIT uses a variety of physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to improve the security of our systems and your personally identifiable information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to RAMPIT, nor can we guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. You transfer your information to RAMPIT at your own risk.
If RAMPIT learns of a security systems breach, then we will attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. If you'd like to receive such a notice, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understand your participation on this website.
RAMPIT, LLC (“RAMPIT”) provides an online platform for skill-based challenges through various websites, including but not limited to this website, which are subject to the following terms and conditions. RAMPIT has contracted with THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION and the CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE, LLC, to host a Challenge, as described below, on this online platform. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT THE TERMS OF A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND RAMPIT FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE RELATED SERVICES. BY RECOGNIZING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS, EITHER BY REGISTERING A USER ACCOUNT AND/OR BY ACCESSING AND USING THIS WEBSITE, AS APPLICABLE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU MUST CEASE USING THIS WEBSITE AND THE RELATED SERVICES.
In this document, the following capitalized terms have the following meanings, unless otherwise expressly indicated:
After peer and expert panel review, 63 organizations were named Semi-Finalists of the Communities Thrive Challenge.
After two rounds of peer and expert panel review, 20 finalists were selected in the Communities Thrive Challenge. These finalists represent organizations from cities and towns across the country implementing community-driven approaches to help create better work, provide skill development opportunities, improve financial security, and build economically vibrant communities.
After a deep review including site visits with the 20 finalists, we selected 10 Communities Thrive Challenge grantees. Each grantee received a $1M grant, as well as technical assistance tailored to their needs as they scale, and the opportunity to share their story on a national stage. The finalists who were not selected for the final portfolio received a $10,000 donation in recognition of all they have achieved.
These organizations have developed community-driven models that help low-income and financially insecure people find and retain well-paid, meaningful work, achieve financial security, or build economically vibrant neighborhoods. Ultimately, we hope their work will help narrow the opportunity gap in the U.S.
Learn about the work of hundreds of organizations and local leaders