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Kimball Foundation Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Programs for Youth
Related to Culture, Education, Environment, and Employment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kimball Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/03/19 4:00 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. Funding is intended to support vocational and workplace training, access to higher education, and environmental and cultural programming for the residents of Sonoma, San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco Counties, and in Santa Clara County (as far south as Palo Alto).

The foundation prioritizes support of organizations that encompass community service for low-income youth, and prefers to receive requests for specific projects and 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 and 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. Attributes of successful grantee organizations and programs:
- Serves students ages 5-18 from low-income backgrounds
- Promotes an understanding of the arts and development of art skills (includes but is not limited to literary, media, performing, and visual)
- Long-term focus on program depth through in-school, after-school and/or out-of-school opportunities.

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.

Organizations that receive four years of consecutive funding need to take a one-year rest before receiving additional support.

The Foundation does not support medical research, individuals, endowments, events, annual appeals, or religious organizations other than those providing non-sectarian services to the community.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted during a specific submission window, three times throughout the year. The next application window is April 22 - May 3, 2019, at 4:00 PM. Applicants will not be able to begin an application prior to the submission open dates.

Guidelines: https://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/

Deadlines: https://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/submission-deadlines/

How to Apply: http://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/how-to-apply/

FAQs: http://www.kimballfoundation.org/for-grantseekers/frequently-asked-questions/

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/s_csignup.jsp?token=XVtQHUUGYF5YQhtaXxJWSlZRYEl1HHJp&ptoken=XVtQC1oGYl9ZRRtYXxJWSlZRYEl1H3tg

Please direct technical questions and feedback about the application process to: Jonny Moy, Grants Manager
jmoy@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