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The Neighborhoods in Need Fund: Safety-Net/Direct Services

Grants to Provide Services for Families
Affected by the Recent Economic Crisis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Deadline Date:

06/03/11 5:00 PM


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Grants for up to $25,000 for nonprofit organizations that help low-income families or individuals by providing them with one or more of the following direct services: food, shelter, clothing, emergency financial assistance, prescriptions, and/or foreclosure prevention services. The purpose of these grants is to address some of the most challenging hardships facing citizens of the region due to the current economic crisis.

Priority will be given to organizations experiencing an increase in demand for service (within the past 12-24 months) as a result of the economic crisis. Priority will also be given to programs with measurable outcomes that demonstrate a quantitative and/or qualitative impact on the individuals or families they serve.

Organizations may apply for general operating support if their primary purpose is as a provider of one or more of the above-mentioned direct services. An organization may alternatively apply for program support if it is a multi-service organization that provides an array of services beyond the above-listed direct services. Program support will be given to any specific program that is within the above-mentioned categories of direct services. Funding may be used for ongoing expenses (i.e., salaries, utilities, office supplies, etc.), as long as they are program specific.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization may only apply if:
• The organization is a new applicant and has never applied to the Neighbors in Need Regional Fund.
• The organization applied to the Neighbors in Need Regional Fund for a Direct Services Grant or Systems
Reform Grant in 2009.
• The organization received a Direct Services Grant in Spring 2010.
• The organization received a Mental Health Services Grant in 2010.
• The organization applied to the Neighbors in Need Montgomery Fund in 2009, 2010, or 2011.

The organization must serve residents of the greater Washington region which includes Washington, DC; Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland; the following counties in Northern Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William counties; and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.

If one of the above criteria are met, then the following are also eligible: nonprofit pharmacy programs; pharmacy/prescription programs of either Federally Qualified or Non-Federally Qualified Health Clinics in the region; and case management/counseling services. Emergency services that provide food, shelter, clothing, etc. for victims of domestic violence or victims of child abuse and neglect are also eligible to apply. Any foreclosure prevention program is eligible as long as the goal of the service is to prevent homelessness.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational webinar will be held on May 17, 2011 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. for organizations specifically interested in this RFP. Space is limited. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register, please visit:

Contact Information:

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

Please call Jessica Sherry at: (202) 955-5890 ext. 159
email questions to:

Grant applications may be downloaded from the website.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC