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Wright Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Baltimore, Maryland Nonprofits for
Educational Services and Programs for At-Risk Youth

GrantWatch ID#: 171617
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Wright Family Foundation

07/15/17

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Grants to Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit organizations to provide support and services to at-risk youth. LOIs must be submitted well in advance of the deadline. Program areas include early childhood education, K-5 education, and out-of-school programming. More details on the program areas are as follows:

Early Childhood Education
Goal: Children will have access to programs to prepare them for kindergarten.

Strategies:
- Expand children’s access to quality instruction in early childhood education programs and initiatives.
- Support reading readiness programs.
- Fund programs that support parents as first teachers and parenting skills.

K-5 Education
Goal: Improve educational opportunities for underserved children to achieve academic success in elementary grades.

Strategies:
- Support public, private and charter schools to enhance school choice opportunities.
- Support programs focused on literacy and reading at grade level.
- Support initiatives addressing childhood trauma and wellness.
- Support arts-integration initiatives and other art programming.

Out of School Time
Goal: Children will be consistently engaged by caring adults who will provide motivation, direction and guidance.

Strategies:
- Support student access to, and success in, a variety of quality well-rounded activities, programs, and educational experiences that promote academic achievement, personal growth and development.
- Support quality community and school-based summer programs providing educational and enrichment programs for children entering pre-K and Kindergarten.
- Support quality summer programs for students in grades 1 through 5 that concentrate on literacy intervention in addition to enrichment opportunities.

To be considered for funding, an organization must meet the basic eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must submit evidence of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applicant must be providing support and services to at-risk youth in Baltimore City, Maryland in one of the designated program areas.

The Foundation welcomes telephone inquiries throughout the year about funding, Letters of Inquiry, and, when invited grant proposals. Foundation staff will be pleased to answer any questions throughout the application process.

Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry well in advance of the deadline date. The Foundation has an ongoing review cycle for Baltimore and there are no deadlines for the submission of a Letter of Inquiry.

Foundation staff will promptly confirm the receipt of the Letter of Inquiry. Within 15 days the applicant will be notified if a grant proposal is invited by the Foundation. Baltimore new proposals are considered at board meetings scheduled in March, May and September.

Full application instructions may be found here: http://www.wrightfamilyfdn.org/index.php/application-process

Program goals and strategies: http://www.wrightfamilyfdn.org/index.php/goals-and-strategies

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

Please address the LOI to:

Mari Beth C. Moulton,
Executive Director
Wright Family Foundation
14626 Thornton Mill Road
Sparks, Maryland 21152

410-472-3398
mcmoulton@wrightfamilyfdn.org

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USA: Maryland: Baltimore City

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