Good Neighbor Grants

Grants to Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC Nonprofits
for Educational Programs for Low-Income Youth

GrantWatch ID#: 176151
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

11/15/16 5:00 PM EST

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 to Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC nonprofits to help students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education. Funding can support the establishment of new programs or the enhancement of existing initiatives that support high-potential low-income students.

Organizations must be located in and serve students in the following geographic areas:

-Virginia: Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Clarke, or Fauquier counties; the cities of Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, or Falls Church;

-District of Columbia;

-Maryland: Montgomery or Prince George’s counties.

To be considered for this grant, your program must:

-Focus on K-12 education, college access and completion, or visual and performing arts education

-Serve low-to-moderate-income students, including those who demonstrate strong academic potential

-Meaningfully benefit participating students

-Present distinctive and noteworthy practices

-Have a deserved reputation for operating high-quality programs that achieve outstanding student outcomes

Examples of eligible programs include after-school academic and summer enrichment opportunities, college access advising programs, arts, service learning, and STEM programs, innovative approaches that bridge education and technology, and internship programs. Particular interest is given to programs that promote engagement, enrichment, creativity, talent development, and intellectual curiosity.

Funds may also be used for the development of education-related products that will directly benefit students: handbooks, training guides, and other written and digital media.

$10,000 - $35,000

Grants are one-time only and may be used over one year.

Activities may commence as early as April 1, 2017.

To be considered for a grant, your organization must be classified as a public charity and tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and have a primary focus on education, college access, or arts education.

Applicants that have received a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation within the twelve months preceding the current submission deadline are not eligible:

Not Supported:
-At-risk intervention
-Remedial education
-Early childhood education
-Adult literacy
-Adult education and GED prep
-Adult financial literacy
-Life-skills training
-Non-academic mentorship
-Nutrition education
-Post-secondary internships

Note that this grant does not fund general operating support, capital improvements, endowments, lobbying, or activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations.

-Application Opens: September 15, 2016
-Deadline for Proposals: November 15, 2016 5:00 p.m. EST
-Grant Recipients Notified: Early March 2017
-Grant Payments Disbursed: Late March 2017
-Grant Period Begins: April 1, 2017
-Grantee Narrative and Financial Report Due: May 31, 2018

Late applications will not be accepted. All applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt within three business days of submitting the application.

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

Astrik Tenney, Grants Department

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
4325 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176

Virginia: Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Clarke, or Fauquier counties; the Cities of Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Falls Church
District of Columbia
Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s counties

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USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC

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