Foundation / Corporation
William T. Grant Foundation
03/07/19 3:00 PM EST
Grants of $25,000 to New York community-based organizations for programs and services that benefit youth (ages 5 to 25 years old) in the five boroughs of New York City. Funding is specifically intended to help strengthen existing youth programs and services by addressing issues or problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact.
The YSIG program is unique in that it urges applicants not only to discuss their organization’s promise and potential, but to identify gaps or challenges in the services they provide. The program asks applicants to be critical and reflective, to consider why and how complications exist, and to articulate how they intend to improve the ability of their programming to provide positive impact for youth.
Applicants should describe their organization’s mission and the specific current youth programming that they propose to improve. Strong proposals will make the case that the quality of youth services would improve if the issue were resolved, and will clearly describe a feasible, sustainable, and appropriate improvement. Examples of problem areas for improvement include: inadequate curriculum, gaps in the service skills of frontline staff, or a limitation in current services that negatively affects participants’ experiences.
Priority will be given to organizations that:
1) provide direct services to youth in the ten community districts identified as having the highest risk to child well-being by the Citizens’ Committee for Children,
2) have existing programming tailored specifically to Mexican descent or LGBTQ youth, or
3) are led by people of color or LGBTQ individuals.
Through these grantmaking priorities, it is hoped that YSIG will facilitate service improvements that enhance youth development and well-being for those youth with the greatest needs.
In addition to providing grant support, the Foundation will secure technical assistance to assist grantees in successfully implementing their improvement plans. The consultant will organize a learning community where grantees can discuss challenges, seek advice from peers and colleagues, and collaborate across projects.
GrantWatch ID#: 174510
Awards are $25,000 each. Although the Foundation is prepared to fully fund projects of $25,000, it is also willing to co-fund larger improvement efforts with other funders.
The improvement activities must be implemented within the one-year grant period, which begins on September 1, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Questions regarding the Youth Service Improvement Grants program may be sent to Sharon Brewster: email@example.com.
General Contact Information:
60 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10165
USA: New York City: All Five Boroughs of New York City; New York