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Transition Aged Youth Grant

Grants to Los Angeles County, California Nonprofits to Help Youth
Aging out of Child Welfare and Delinquency Systems Receive Support

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Foundation / Corporation

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California Community Foundation (CCF)

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Grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 to Los Angeles County, California nonprofit organizations for community-based services to assist youth transitioning to adulthood. Programs will ensure that youth aging out of the delinquency (i.e., probation) or child welfare (i.e. foster care) system have support to meet their housing and income needs, and are able to reach their full potential.

Strategies and Outcomes:

-Support effective community-based work that helps transition-aged youth meet and sustain their basic needs such as housing, income, and transportation to increase the number of transition-aged youth that have made significant progress toward meeting their full potential.
-Build constituencies that effectively educate the public and advocate to ensure public funding streams are appropriated and policies are implemented in a fair and equitable manner.
-Strengthen organizational competencies and skills sets to increase organizational efficiency, implementation of outcomes-based practices and long-term sustainability.

More likely to be competitive:

-A community-based agency that provides transitional or permanent housing for youth aged out of foster care, in conjunction with a wide range of supplemental services to help youth progress toward independent living (e.g., life skills training, job training and placement, etc.).
-A community-based organization that engages its clients and other stakeholders to effectively implement best practices that result in transition-aged youth having improved service access and usage.

Less likely to be competitive:

-A foster family and/or adoption agency that provides support for youth while they are still placed in foster care but does not serve youth who have already aged out of the system.
-A research and technical assistance organization that conducts research on service practices and the impact of various policies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172833

Estimated Size of Grant:

These grants range from $50,000 to $100,000 over two years.

CCF reserves the right to alter the grant award based on available resources. Applicants are not eliminated from funding due solely to the amount of the request. However, CCF generally does not award a grant that exceeds 25% of an organization’s overall annual operating budget or more than 50% of an annual project budget.

Term of Contract:

Grants are made over two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CCF endeavors to support nonprofits that are passionately committed to creating systemic change in Los Angeles County.

Organizations can serve multiple population types as long as there are two general conditions met: 1) one of the agency’s target populations is transition aged-youth aged out of the foster care and/or probation systems, and 2) a significant portion (e.g., more than 25%) of the agency’s overall services are directly geared toward transition-aged youth.

Pre-Application Information:

Step 1: Letter of Intent (LOI): LOIs are reviewed year-round on an ongoing basis. Applicant’s strategic plan (approved by applicant’s Board of Directors) is required for all grant requests.

-CCF Board Meeting Dates: March 2017; June 2017; Oct 2017; Dec 2017
-LOI Deadlines: Oct 28, 2016, Feb 6, 2017; May 26, 2017; July 25, 2017

Step 2: Grant Application: Applicants are invited based on review of LOI and strategic plan.

-Applicants invited: Nov 2016; Feb 2017; June 2017; Aug 2017
-Applications due: Dec 2016; Mar 2017; July 2017; Sept 2017
-Site Visits: Dec 2016-Jan 2017; Mar 2017; July-Aug 2017; Sept 2017
-Board Review: March 2017; June 2017; Oct 2017; Dec 2017
-Applicant notified: March 2017; June 2017; Oct 2017; Dec 2017

Contact Information:

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

Submit a Letter of Intent:

Denise Tom, Program Officer, Health and Transition Aged Youth
213-413-4130 Ext. 231

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles County