The AdvancingCities Challenge aims to source and seed creative, collaborative and sustainable solutions to help more people benefit from a growing economy. In this year’s request for proposals (RFP), JPMorgan Chase is soliciting proposals for initiatives aimed at promoting inclusive growth across two "tracks": one focused on place-based strategies at the neighborhood level; and the other on systems change strategies across cities.
Whether a proposal is focused on neighborhood-level interventions or city-wide systems change, JPMorgan Chase encourages applicants to embody the key factors that are essential to working collaboratively for lasting change. These include:
- Shared priorities: A shared understanding of goals to ensure alignment across partners and a vision for the future that is shaped by deep community engagement;
- Strong leadership and collaboration: A coordinated approach involving a diverse set of actors with unique authority and resources to drive sustainable change;
- Bold and innovative approaches: Evidence-based, data-driven approaches that move beyond "business as usual" to change the trajectory of communities that are currently being left behind.
Successful applications within each track will be eligible for a three-year grant of up to $5 million from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Selected proposals will also be eligible for a wide array of JPMorgan Chase resources—including data support, employee expertise, and global insights, among others.
Please read the RFP and FAQs prior to joining the call at https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/advancingcities.htm
Proposals are due by January 15, 2020 at 11:59PM Eastern.