Thank you for your interest in Morten Group’s
Forging Innovation in Racial Equity (FIRE) Grant!

Applications close March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CST.


Eligibility Requirements:

Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 status as of June 1, 2021, U.S. organizations or a fiscal agent with such status, or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply.
Budget of $400,000 – $1.1 million
Headquartered in the United States
Former clients of Morten Group, LLC are not eligible for the FIRE Grant

Frequently Asked Questions

This year marks Morten Group’s 20th anniversary. During this celebratory time, we want to extend our support to organizations that are ready to do this critical and important work and may not have access to the required resources. This is our gift to a non-profit that is ready to commit the required time, energy, and dedication to start their Racial Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) journey.

This grant is focused on advancing racial equity, access, diversity, and inclusion (READI) at your non-profit through internal organizational assessment, racial equity training, and action plan development.

Unfortunately, no. This grant is being made available to one organization, as we pride ourselves in our deep and committed partnerships with our clients and would only have the capacity to do this on a pro bono basis with one organization.

An advisory committee at Morten Group has been formed. Members of Morten Group’s leadership team will review all application materials submitted by the deadline. The committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Developing the application guidelines and criteria for selection
  • Determining finalists based on strength of submission material and demonstrated commitment to do the work
  • Reviewing and scoring grant applications
  • Preparing frequent updates and a final report on the use of the services and progress in meeting program objectives

Willingness to publicly share information about their journey – Morten Group will be documenting our FIRE journey on social media in a way that does not disclose personal or confidential information. The selected organization would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (including a media release) with Morten Group.

This full-year of pro bono services would typically cost an organization of this size between $45,000-$60,000.

  • The grant guidelines and application were released on February 1, 2021.
  • The application, including video download, must be submitted by 11:59 pm CST on March 15, 2021. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.
  • The review process will conclude on April 30, 2021.
  • We will announce our selection in June 2021.
  • Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3, U.S. organizations or a fiscal agent with such status, or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply.
  • Budget of $400,000 – $1.1 million.
  • Former clients of Morten Group, LLC are not eligible for the FIRE Grant.

If your question is not addressed here, please send an email to: admin@mortengroup.com. Questions will be responded to within 2 business days.