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The Kids Trust Fund Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Programs Serving
Abused Children and Youth in Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) - The Kids Trust Fund

Deadline Date:

02/01/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for programs that assist abused children in eligible counties. Funding is intended to support innovative services and activities benefiting children and youth ages 0-18 who have suffered emotional or physical abuse or neglect, and their families. Funds may be used for therapeutic activities, health services, early intervention, and support groups. Programs must operate within the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, York, and Lancaster.

The mission of The Kids Trust Fund is to help young children of abuse grow up in a happy, safe, and exciting environment. 

Proposals must support child-focused programs and services that are within the confines of existing programs and services currently provided by the organization.

Programs must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Serve children aged 0-18 years old and/or their families
  • Enhance or expand the services already provided by the organization (if the organization is proposing a new program, it must provide a plan for sustaining the program after the grant term)

Eligible activities may include:

  • Therapeutic recreational, fun activities for children of abuse.
  • Early intervention services.
  • Support groups for individuals or families.
  • Mental, emotional, or behavioral health services.

Proposals should:

  • Be innovative and not duplicate existing programs and services
  • Empower children of abuse
  • Be collaborative in nature
  • Have the potential to become long-term solutions to existing abuse issues involving youth
  • Demonstrate measurable and achievable outcomes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152734

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant award is $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organizations must submit an IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter along with the online application.

Not funded:

- Advertising
- Capital campaigns
- Direct lobbying to influence legislation or funding appropriations
- Grants to individuals or for-profit organizations
- Individuals
- National and statewide umbrella organizations that cannot demonstrate a local presence
- New staff positions without a substantial plan for sustainability
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Retroactive projects

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:

- October 1, 2020: Application available.
- February 1, 2021: All application materials must be submitted through the online application system by 4:00pm.
- Applicants will be notified of their grant status on or before June 1, 2021.
- Grant award notification will take place on or before June 1, 2021.
- Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022. Only projects taking place during the stated grant year will be considered for this round of funding.

Applicants may request a draft review of their application materials by the Program Officer for Community Investment prior to submission. To submit a draft review, email all materials to be reviewed as an attachment to Jennifer Strechay. Draft review requests are limited to one review of each grant opportunity and submissions must be received at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

If awarded a grant, The Kids Trust Fund asks that a representative from each agency be present at the Kid’s Trust annual Run on the Roof fundraiser held in June at Madden Physical Therapy, 5425 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg. Grant award checks will be presented at that event (date to be determined).

Grantseeker Resources: https://www.tfec.org/nonprofits/grantseeker-resources/

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1351?SA=SNA&FID=35023

For questions, please contact:
Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment
jstrechay@tfec.org
717-236-5040

You may also contact Andrea Iguina, Community Investment Associate, at grants@tfec.org.

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
200 North 3rd Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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USA: Pennsylvania: Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, York, and Lancaster Counties

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