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Thu Sep 11, 2014, 02:45 PM

 

Sooo... I'm applying for a grant on behalf of the social services nonprofit for which I work.

The grant is healthcare related.

The question is asked;
*Does your project support more than one demographic?

American Indians
Asian
Black/African-American
GLBT
Hispanic/Latino
Individuals with Disabilities
Middle-Eastern
Military Service/Veterans
Not Applicable
Pacific Islanders
Women


I guess there's only one kind of person who is ineligible for grant-funded programs targeted to their health.

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Reply Sooo... I'm applying for a grant on behalf of the social services nonprofit for which I work. (Original post)
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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Original post)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 02:51 PM

1. Not to put too fine a point on this, but....

 

You might be able to check all of them, unless it's a mens' only thing, in which case you might not be able to check off "Women".

The absence of "Men" on the form should come as no surprise; men have not historically been considered underserved or underrepresented.

Further, the grant is probably not requiring that funds be spent exclusively on those groups but they need to know which groups if any are being served.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 03:08 PM

2. Would it not be easier to have one checkbox?

 

"please certify that your program is not intended to significantly benefit nonveteran heterosexual white men without disabilities."

Ironically, I'm that kind of individual... who is applying for this grant on behalf of others.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 03:32 PM

3. Easier for you, yes.

 

But for the number crunchers who need to know which groups might be getting more love or less love than others, they need to identify that.

For example, if Native Americans for any reason, taken as a whole, aren't receiving or applying for anywhere near their "share" of support, based on their known needs and numbers, then the "one checkbox" approach won't help identify that data point.

The boxes are there for reasons. Good reasons, IMO.

And I thank you for doing the application work on their behalf.

Remember, most programs that ask those questions aren't exclusive to those groups. The funder just wants to be able to account for how much those groups receive out of the whole.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Original post)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 04:45 PM

4. Congrats. You can count yourself as "other"

 

or maybe Not Applicable.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Original post)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 09:52 PM

5. Hell, my doc says I'll live to be 200!

 

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