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Grants to Detroit, Michigan Nonprofits and Schools for STEM and Arts Educational Opportunities for Students


Geographic Focus

USA: Michigan

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Detroit Public Schools Foundation Grant

Detroit Public Schools Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #155522

Grant Description

Grants starting at $1,000 to Detroit, Michigan nonprofit organizations, public schools, and charter schools for programs that create and enhance educational opportunities for local students. The Foundation gives priority to proposals in the following areas:

- Early childhood education;
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics);
- Fine and performing arts;
- College preparedness; and
- Principal/teacher development.

Priority is given to grant applications for programs that are “intensive”, i.e. that involve multiple concentrated and focused learning opportunities for students and that have a lasting impact on students, rather than “exposure” programs that might serve a large number of students but have little or no lasting impact.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation awards program grants directly to DPS departments and offices, the foregoing schools, and 501(c)(3) organizations that provide programs supporting DPS and those schools.

Pre-Application Information:

The first step in the application procedure is the submission of a Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry must be submitted to the Foundation by email. (The Foundation will not consider a Letter of Inquiry unless it is submitted by email.)

If the Foundation is interested in learning more about your funding request, it will ask you to submit a Grant Proposal Form. Do not submit a Grant Proposal Form unless requested by the Foundation.

There are separate application forms for nonprofits, public schools, and charter schools. Applicants should download the appropriate application form from the attached files section below.

Please Note: The Foundation seeks opportunities to use its grant funds to leverage support from other sources. Therefore, the Foundation gives priority to applications that intend to use the Foundation’s grant funds as matching funds.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will not consider an application for a grant under $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Programs will begin between April 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016.

Contact Information:

Yesenia Roman-Murphy
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (313) 873-4316
Fax: (313) 870-5667

Detroit Public Schools Foundation
Fisher Building, Suite 1004
3011 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48202

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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

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