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The Heckscher Foundation Board Development Grant Program

Grants to New York City Non-Profits to
Prepare the Next Generation of Board Members

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Heckscher Foundation for Children

Deadline Date:

06/29/12 5:00 PM


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Grants of $75,000 over two years to non-profit organizations that serve New York City's youth with programs in the fields of education, family services, child welfare, health, arts and recreation. The purpose of these grants is to provide non-profits with the necessary funding to train, hire, and prepare a strong, qualified next generation team of board members serving New York's youth.

Non-profits need strong boards to be effective. The skills and resources that board members can bring to an organization have never been more important, yet, non-profit executives report that their boards have difficulty recruiting skilled, experienced, and motivated new members. Funding under this grant program is therefore intended to promote the recruitment and development of individuals in their 30’s and early 40’s who have the potential to be a strong source of new directors.

The Foundation is open to collaborations, and even new programs, as long as the applicant can demonstrate its capacity to undertake a demonstration project. If the project is new, the organization must also demonstrate past success in delivering similar programming as well as knowledge of best practices in board recruitment and training. In all cases, the next generation board members participating in the program must be placed on boards of organizations working in the area of children and youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 129252

Estimated Size of Grant:


Term of Contract:

Two years


Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation accepts applications online only. Please click here to open a new application template:

Please do not submit additional information or materials unless asked to do so. All inquiring organizations will be notified of the outcome of the Foundation's review, and any further necessary materials will be requested at that time.

Submit applications to along with the requested attachments.

Contact Information:

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

123 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-744-0190
Fax: 212-744-2761

Grant Coverage Areas:

New York City

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York