Apply - New Grant Partners:  WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW PROPOSALS

The Invoking The Pause program has shifted to an invitation-only process at this time


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ITP provides for a "creative pause" -
a reflective retreat for a team to take time away in a place of beauty of their choice. 
  • "Pause"  Purpose:   to engage in collaborative conversations and develop ideas and/or strategies about how to craft a meaningful response to climate challenge issues.
  • Grant Size:  Up to $10,000 is available for selected projects, to cover expenses directly related to the project as outlined in the grant proposal budget.

Eligibility                 

Preference is given to a team of  2 or more individuals who bring different yet complementary skills to the effort.  To be considered for a grant, applicants each must have:

  • Three or more years of experience working in the particular field of interest (with an exception for youth activist groups)
  • Some familiarity and/or experience in working with the other team members
  • The ability to complete your 'pause' within five months of receiving the grant, or no later than September 30th
  • Attendance by up to 2 people representing your team at the fall ITP Summit.  See Grant Requirements
Application     Details    

Please submit no more than 6 proposal pages (plus additional *3 maximum attachments*) with the following information:

  • Name and contact information for each collaborator with short resume/bio for each - please identify key contact person, email and physical mailing address
  • Synopsis of your proposed "pause", what you hope to accomplish during the time and how your particular collaboration may leverage action on some climate challenge issue
  • Name of person and/or organization who referred you to Invoking The Pause
  • Brief description of previous collaboration, if applicable
  • Logistics: location, time frame, structure and creative elements
  • Proposed budget of expenses directly related to your "pause"
  • Up to *3 attachments: PDF's, media files, links etc., that further illustrate your ideas
  • For collaborations not part of a recognized nonprofit, federal grant-making law requires that you obtain a fiscal sponsor.  Please provide a letter of support from this organization with your application. (If you need assistance in securing a fiscal sponsor, please let us know.)
Please visit the FAQS and Grant Requirements and Reports page for more information

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FROM JANUARY 1st - JANUARY 31st

Arlene Hilliard:  apply@invokingthepause.com

Applicants will be notified by March 31st

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Second Phase Grant Opportunities will be available later to 2020 Grant Partners in 2021.  Please see the Existing Grant Partner Application Process page of this website for more information.



REV. 2/2/2021