Power Building & Justice Request for Proposal


Hispanics in Philanthropy’s (HIP) Power Building and Justice (PBJ) initiative centers the expertise and shared affirmative vision of community-based organizations and leaders to advance social justice. Together we will strive to cultivate prosperity and advocate for the liberation of Latinx and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities impacted by a legacy of structural and institutional colonization and racism. The Power Building and Justice Fund will support Latinx-led and BIPOC-led organizations across the South and Southwest doing movement building, civic education and activation of impacted residents, and developing justice-oriented policies and future leaders in highly Latinx populated and Latinx growing regions.

HIP recognizes various issue areas that disproportionately impact people of color (e.g. Climate Justice, Migration, LGBTQI+ Justice, Gender Equity, Housing Insecurity) and the intersectional nature of the work needed. The PBJ Fund will cultivate an ecosystem of movements and organizations with a focus on healing, capacity building, and personal leadership development.


  1. Support Latinx-led and BIPOC-led organizations creating pathways for self, family and community through leadership development and movement building.
  2. Model how Latinx communities are engaging in civic life and are reflected in local, regional, and federal transformational public policy change.
  3. Nurture a cohort of Latinx and BIPOC-led organizations in the South and Southwest through a justice-centered approach, long-term funding strategy, and investments with philanthropic and government dollars.

Fund Requirements


  • Nonprofits with work focused in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arizona, New Mexico, & Texas.
  • Organizations led or co-led by at least a Latinx or BIPOC identifying staff (e.g Executive Director, President, CEO)
  • Organizations serving historically and currently under-resourced communities.
  • Organizations with an annual budget under $3Million.

We especially encourage organizations with the below characteristics to apply

  • With predominantly Latinx and BIPOC staff
  • With a predominantly Latinx and BIPOC Board of Directors
  • Working with rural communities
  • Networks in coalition with other Latinx-led/BIPOC-led or serving organizations
  • With operational budget under $3million, with a particular preference given to organizations with budgets under $1million

Fund Terms


  • 3 years (2022-2025)

Number of Selected Organizations

  • 10

Funding Amount

  • $200,000 

Funding Purpose

  • Movement Building
  • Leadership Development
  • Civic Education & Engagement
  • Policy Change

Capacity Building Program (July 2022 – March 2023)

  • 6 Sessions
  • 2 Events (1 Retreat & 1 Networking)

Reporting Needs

  • 1 Yearly Reporting Call (3 total)
  • Final Report: Written or Video


  • RFP Released: February 14, 2022 @ 9am EST
  • Webinar: February 15, 2022 @ 2pm EST. Register here.
  • Webinar: March 15, 2022 @ 2pm EST. Register here.
  • Webinar: April 5, 2022 @ 2pm EST. Register here.
  • RFP Closed: April 29, 2022 @ 8:00pm EST

Frequently Asked Questions

Find our Frequently Asked Questions here.


[Note: The application will not be available until February 14th, 2022.]