Nonprofit organizations can apply now!
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation in partnership with Microsoft introduces the inaugural Gator Tank — a social impact competition in a fast-pitch style to help local nonprofit organizations exercise their skills and gain resources needed to support their missions.
The PdNCF provides understanding, engagement, and leadership required to make a difference in the lives of the residents of our region through four priority areas including nonprofit investment. The PdNCF recognizes that nonprofit organizations require assistance in creating opportunities for growth through capacity building training, awareness, and diversifying streams of funding to continue major programming.
Gator Tank provides small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations the opportunity to train, build capital, and expand their missions and programs that support our most vulnerable communities. This unique fundraising model will bring together nonprofit organizations, mentors, and funders to think creatively and strategically in the hopes to not only win monetary prizes, but to expand impact within our shared communities.
Eligibility and Requirements
Interested small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations in the Paso del Norte region are eligible to participate in the Gator Tank competition by meeting the following requirements:
Application deadline to be considered for participation in Gator Tank is June 9, 2022. Six eligible nonprofit organizations will be chosen by a review committee and announced on June 30, 2022. Gator Tank preparation for participants will held from July 13 – October 13, 2022, including submission of a written pitch presentation and plan due October 6, 2022.
Requirements Once Selected
At least one representative from each organization will attend the seven events affiliated with Gator Tank (Welcome Session, Mentor Sessions 1-4, Gator Tank Pitch Event). All meetings with mentors are mandatory. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. At least one representative from each organization will attend at least 3 El Paso Giving Day workshops.