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Children’s Support League Grants

Grants to California Nonprofits Serving Disadvantaged
Children in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Children’s Support League of the East Bay (CSL)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

04/30/19 Receipt by email


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Grants typically ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 to California nonprofits serving disadvantaged children (ages newborn to 18 years) in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Interested applicants must first submit a letter of intent.

Grant decisions are guided by the Foundation's mission to improve the lives of children in their community. CSL’s goals are to keep children safe, support their families, enhance their intellectual, emotional and physical well-being, and enrich their lives.

The funding source is especially looking for ways in which an organization can use its flexible funds to make an important difference in their ability to fulfill their mission. CSL may fund programs or portions of programs not covered by other funders, or in some instances, specific administrative or one-time costs if the need is compelling.

Examples of programs:
- After School Support
- Children with Special Physical Needs
- Counseling
- Food/Hunger/Nutrition
- Foster/Adopted Children
- Health Services
- Homelessness
- Life Skills
- Recreation
- Victims of Abuse, Violence
- Otherwise Disadvantaged

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144278

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards typically range in size from $3,000 to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Please note that grant funds are to be used during the twelve-month (July to June) period immediately following award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CSL welcomes LOIs from non-profit organizations serving children in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

In both the Letter of Interest and the full application, the Foundation pays close attention to a 501(c)(3) non-profit or government agency’s self-sufficiency, potential access to other sources of funding, size of population served, relative importance of the social need that the organization addresses, and impact on children served.

The Foundation does not fund agencies that promote political or religious views and interests. CSL does not promise ongoing support to programs previously funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation grant application is by invitation only. The LOI must be received by e-mail no later than February 15. Letters of Interest received after the due date will be considered for the subsequent funding cycle.

If your agency has been invited to apply, CSL must receive your Grant Application electronically at on or before the end of April.

Agencies that have been invited to apply must complete a Grant Application and submit the designated supporting documents.

Applications from organizations receiving previous support from CSL will be judged as new requests and evaluated in relation to other submitted applications.

Grant applicants will be notified of CSL’s awards decision by late June. Awards will be mailed to grant recipients at the same time.

Please note that grant funds are to be used during the twelve-month (July to June) period immediately following award. CSL does not give retroactive funding.

Please contact CSL with questions about the application process.

Contact Information:

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

For Questions, or to submit your LOI:
(510) 338-4521

Childrens Support League
PMB 187, 6114 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611-2821

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties