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Middle School Youth Success Grants

Grants to Bay Area, California Nonprofits for
Enrichment Programming for Disadvantaged Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Crescent Porter Hale Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/16/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time


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Grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 to Bay Area, California nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit underserved and low-income middle school youth in Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco counties.

Funding is intended to support programming for a variety of high-quality enrichment opportunities to underserved middle school-aged youth (ages 9-14). Underserved youth are defined for the purposes of this grant application as low-income youth (those eligible for free and reduced-price lunch), as well as youth from other marginalized groups (e.g. youth of color, immigrant youth).

To be considered for funding, an organization must:

- Offer dedicated programming for youth in the middle school age range (9-14) (potentially in conjunction with other age groups);
- Serve low-income or otherwise underserved youth as a primary target population;
- Offer in-school or out-of-school programming that promotes social-emotional learning, access to music and arts education, acquisition of academic or 21st century skills, and exposure to future education options and career options. For details on program examples, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Eligible uses of funds include:

-General support when all or a significant part of an organization’s programming targets middle school youth, and the whole organization serves youth in general
-Specific programs that support middle school youth
-Organizational expansion/new programming focused on middle school youth
-Capital needs that would enhance the ability of an organization to serve middle school youth

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174255

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests typically fall in the range of $20,000 – $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The general requirements for eligibility are:

-Organizations that work in and serve residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and/or San Francisco counties
-Public charities operating under an IRS 501(c)(3) status or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization
-Organizations that have an annual financial audit in accordance with approved accounting practices (or financial statements for the last completed fiscal year if audited financial statements are not available)

Funding limitations:

-No gifts are made to individuals, events, or annual appeals.
-The Foundation does not support programs focused solely on academic remediation.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation will accept proposal submissions for consideration three times a year. Applications are due at 5:00 PM Pacific time on the last day of the submission period.

-May 2018 Board Meeting: January 12 – 26, 2018
-September 2018 Board Meeting: May 11 – 25, 2018
-December 2018 Board Meeting: August 3 – 17, 2018

Please download the full proposal overview (see Supporting Documents below). The proposal overview outlines the information you will need and questions you’ll be asked in the online application.

Organizations that have received funding for four consecutive years in the Middle School Youth Success category must take a one-year break before applying to the Foundation again.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Should you have any questions or feedback during the application process, please email:

Hollyann Vickers, Grants Manager
Phone: 415-561-6540 ext. 234

Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
1660 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties