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Youth Opportunity Grants

Grants for Children and Youth Programs that
Involve and are Supported by Congregations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Episcopal Charities

Deadline Date:

02/11/11 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging up to $12,000 for programs working with children and youth. Funding is provided for after school programs, arts and entertainment programs, summer camps, teen parenting programs, and job readiness and social justice programs. Although applicants require congregational support and involvement, programs must be non-sectarian and inclusive, and services provided cannot include religious content.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124241

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,000 - $12,000

Term of Contract:

for programs in the summer of 2011 or the school year of 2011 (beginning September 2011 and ending June 2012)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Programs must be sponsored by and in partnership with one or more Episcopal congregations within the Diocese of New York as evidenced by the presence of these characteristics:
At least one of these three:
•The congregation is ultimately responsible for the effective delivery of services and the management of the program and the grant funds for which it applies;
•Members of the congregation are involved in the program's activities, as a significant number of volunteers, and/or a majority of the board, or a majority of the advisory committee members;
•The congregation provides material financial and/or substantial in-kind support to the program.
At least one of these two:
•The program is described as an integral part of the congregation's mission;
•The program is clearly identified as a ministry of the congregation.

Eligibility for services cannot be determined by church membership, faith, or participation in church activities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

New applicants must attend one of the grant writing workshops before applying. If you would like to attend a grant-writing workshop, you must contact Father Smith (via email at, or phone at 212-316- 7426) to reserve your place.

Grant Writing Workshop:
Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6:00 - 7:30pm

Pre-Application Information:

Intent to Apply Deadline:
Friday, January 21, 2011 at 5:00pm

Episcopal Charities\' staff will be pleased to review a draft of your proposal several weeks before the deadline. This review will help you revise the proposal, if needed, and submit a complete proposal. However, this staff review does not guarantee that your proposal will be funded. Contact Rev. Sam Smith for assistance.

Emphasis on programs requesting financial support that would be a minimum of 10% and a maximum of 70% of the Program’s operating expenses. Funding levels of 5% or less will generally be denied.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Rev. Sam Smith
Episcopal Charities
1047 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025

Grant Coverage Areas:

New York

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York