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Grants to Washington and New York Nonprofits to
Promote the Academic Achievement of Children of Color

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fordham Street Foundation (FSF)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Washington and New York nonprofit organizations to promote the rights of the least advantaged children to thrive, grow and be enriched. Currently, the Foundation is limiting its review and funding to grant proposals that assist children of color to improve their academic achievement. Funds may be used to help children of color succeed in school, improve public education, and reduce racial and socio-economic disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes. Interested applicants from other USA states should contact the Foundation for discussion before submitting an application.

The Foundation will focus its efforts on human or direct services in these areas together with education, training and resource development, and advocacy and policy work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147469

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

Fordham Street Foundation will award single-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit programs are eligible to apply. Fordham Street Foundation gives preference to programs located in the states of Washington and New York. The Foundation does accept and review applications from organizations located throughout the United States but the Foundation must be contacted to discuss your application before submission.

Current and former grantees that have been funded in four of the last five years are not eligible to apply for program grants.

Requests for endowment or capital support are unlikely to be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is January 15th. Grant applications received on or before January 15th each year will be reviewed for completeness and applicants will be notified of any missing information by February 1st. Applicants selected for site visits will be notified as soon as possible thereafter and the Foundation will contact them to set up a visit time before April 15th. The Foundation Advisors will meet during April or May and notify applicants of grants awarded on or before May 30th.

Potential grantees should identify opportunities for leverage and partnership. These opportunities could include multiple funding sources or structured interaction among service providers.

Please have your grant proposal dated and signed by your organization’s chief administrator or executive director and by the board president or chair.


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

Send questions and completed applications to:

If possible, please submit your proposal electronically. If you decide to submit your proposal by US Mail or by a delivery service, please use the address below, exactly as shown:

Fordham Street Foundation
c/o Judy Bigelow, K & L Gates
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York;   Washington