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Kimball Foundation Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits for Low-Income Youth Programs
in the Areas of Culture, Education, Environment, and Work

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kimball Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/15/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Description:

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Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for programs and projects that serve the needs of low-income youth. Funds may be used by organizations providing community services for the residents of Sonoma, San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco Counties, and Palo Alto in Santa Clara County.

The Foundation prefers to receive requests for youth programs that focus on the following:

College Access and Persistence: ensuring that students who come from low-income backgrounds persist on a pathway through secondary school and into and through two- or four-year college with the support of high-quality academic and college-bound programs.
Attributes of successful grantee organizations and programs:
- Serves students ages 10-24 who demonstrate a commitment to achieve despite backgrounds that may include significant risk factors (e.g., first-in-family to attend college or status as an English language learner) and few supports
- Strong program model based on recognized best practices in the field that is offered in or after school, including summers
- Culturally-competent leadership, staff, and volunteers who provide individualized mentorship and support for each student
- Bridges one or more critical transition phases over a number of years (e.g., middle to high school and/or high school to college) to ensure persistence and success
- When academic support is provided to students, it is articulated to promoted A-G course attainment

Workplace Success: providing youth who face significant obstacles to employment with comprehensive training and services that prepare them for job placement with increased earnings potential.
Attributes of successful grantee organizations and programs:
- Serves students ages 15-24 who demonstrate a commitment to employability despite backgrounds that may include significant risk factors (e.g., poor academic preparation or former foster youth status) and few supports
- Skills training includes soft-skills development as well as vocational/technical skills training that leads to living-wage jobs in growth industries
- Strong program model based on recognized best practices in the field that incorporates skills training and wraparound support services
- Culturally-competent leadership, staff, and volunteers who provide mentorship and individualized support for each student
- Provides opportunities for academic or marketable credentials, including GEDs, high school diplomas, and industry-recognized certificates and coursework

Cultural Enrichment: providing youth with equal access to participatory arts education fostering an appreciation of the arts while promoting community engagement through cultural experiences

Environmental Education: providing youth with high engagement programs that provide outdoor experiential, wilderness, and environmental science education

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161165

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations must meet the following guidelines to be considered for grant funding. The foundation supports:
- Public charities operating under an IRS 501(c)(3) status or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization;
- Organizations serving the residents of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties, and limited to Palo Alto in Santa Clara County.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted during a specific submission window, three times throughout the year. Please check back often as dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Applications are due by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on the final day of the submission period.

Next submission window:
December 4 – 15 at 5:00 PM

Application Process:
Register for a Username and Password and then enter the online Grants Management Portal.

How to Apply: http://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/how-to-apply/
FAQs: http://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/frequently-asked-questions/
Grantmaking Guidelines: http://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/
Submission Deadlines: http://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/submission-deadlines/

Contact Information:

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

Registration and Grants Management Portal: https://pfs.smartsimple.us/welcome/Kimball/

Please direct technical questions and feedback about the application process to Wendy Yu Einhorn at weinhorn@pfs-llc.net.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Sonoma Counties and to a limited extent Santa Clara County as far south as Palo Alto

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