Esq. Apprentice Tapped as finalist in national nonprofit funding competition




October 12,2017 (Jacksonville, Florida): THE GREATER SUM FOUNDATION today named twenty-four nonprofit organizations chosen to advance to a “final pitch round” in a “Shark Tank”-like competition for funding and services organized by the grant-giving Foundation.  The finalists represent twelve states and the District of Columbia. Their programs cover the categories of education, environment, health, and community building.

“The Greater Sum was founded to support innovation in the non-profit sector,” Anna Taylor, Executive Director of the Greater Sum, said. “We use this competition to identify organizations with great potential to make the world better. After their written applications showed significant promise, our ‘final pitch round’ gives these 24 finalists an opportunity present their work to potential stakeholders in a high energy engaging way.”

Pitches will be delivered via video through November 2017; winners will be notified in January 2018. Winning organizations will secure funds in the range of $10k-25k as well as the services of skills-based volunteers.


Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, New York, NY

The BairFind Foundation, Jacksonville, FL

Bouquets of Kindness, Jacksonville, FL

California Coalition for Youth, Sacramento, CA

DearTomorrow, Tysons, VA

Digital Harbor, Baltimore, MD

Esq. Apprentice, Oakland, CA

Free Write, Chicago, IL

FreeFrom, Venice, CA

FuelEd, Houston, TX

Girls Leading Girls, San Francisco, CA

Leap Year, Atlanta, GA

Maidu Summit, Chester, CA

MindRight, District of Columbia

Morrisanea Band Project, New York, NY

New Garden Society, Boston, MA

River City Food Bank, Sacramento, CA

SpringHeart, Columbus, OH

Square Root Academy, Sacramento, CA

Trans Student Educational Resources, Santa Cruz, CA

Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville, Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers, Olympia, WA

World Access for the Blind, Placentia, CA

West Virginia University Land Use & Sustainable Development Clinic, Morgantown, WV

For more information on The Greater Sum’s services and volunteer opportunities, visit


ABOUT THE GREATER SUM FOUNDATION: The Greater Sum Foundation supports innovation in the nonprofit sector by providing funding, subject matter expertise, networking, and professional development opportunities to early stage nonprofits. The Greater Sum Foundation’s combination of funding and services is designed to support the development of new programming, expansion of service capacity, or adoption of technological advancements that will fuel the winners’ vital work in their communities. Our ideal nonprofit partners are collaborative nonprofit social entrepreneurs whose work demonstrates great potential in our focus areas of community building, education, environment, and health. Find us online at: Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @GreatersumFound

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Esq. Apprentice Director, Rachel Johnson-Farias, selected as finalist for Echoing Green!

Great news...Esq. Apprentice's director, Rachel Johnson-Farias, has been selected as a finalist for the (very) competitive Echoing Green Fellowship!

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