Grassroots action project

The Grassroots Action Project (GAP) ensures that organizations, businesses, and social enterprises led by people of color, serving people of color, and operating with a budget of less than $2M receive subsidized access to our capacity-building services.

Since 2016, GAP has provided over 100 small- to mid-sized organizations nationwide with program development, program evaluation, board development for racial equity, fundraising, and community organizing. These services are designed to target professionals of color who have already built their organizations and need help with access to capital, networks, and funding knowledge.

As a result of our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, GAP has expanded into a capacity-building ecosystem which will unite our Fiscal Sponsorship Plus (FS+) program, Arts Business Network (ABN), Subsidized Technical Assistance (TA), and other initiatives currently in development.

If you have any questions about our GAP programs or how to get involved, contact Samy Figaredo, Director of GAP Programs, at programs@artsbusinesscollaborative.org.

Please note that, as of October 2020, applications for subsidized technical assistance and fiscal sponsorship are closed. We plan on reopening our application portal in February 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your organization, and look forward to working with you in the new year!

How does the “capacity-building ecosystem” work?
What if I’m not sure which program is right for me?