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Grants to San Francisco Bay Area, California
Organizations to Benefit Disadvantaged Children

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Morris Stulsaft Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/06/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to San Francisco Bay Area, California organizations for programs and projects that benefit low-income and disadvantaged children and youth, ages five to fourteen. For the purpose of this grant program, the San Francisco Bay Area includes the Counties of Alameda, Marin, northern San Mateo (extending south to Redwood City), San Francisco, and west Contra Costa.

The Foundation values programs that bring stability into the lives of young persons by:

- Helping children succeed in school
- Fostering the development of healthy and trusting relationships
- Supporting social and emotional development

Programs must serve a high percentage (over 85%) of children that come from families that live below the poverty level, live in single-parent households, receive public assistance, or live with adults who are unemployed. The foundation will consider programs that provide one or more elements such as tutoring, mentoring, community engagement, leadership development, or enrichment; and are able to demonstrate an impact on learning. Strong applicants will be school-based or school-linked and provide programs and services through a trauma-informed lens, consider community and personal risk factors, engage families and caregivers, and provide a foundation for lifelong learning. Preference may be given to programs that serve foster youth and/or homeless youth, and children of color; and those that serve children from or are located in neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage.

From the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs: children’s likelihood of experiencing trauma increases when living in neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage. Concentrated disadvantage is calculated from five Census variables from the Life Course Metrics Project: 1) Percent of individuals below the poverty line, 2) Percent of individuals on public assistance, 3) Percent of female-headed households, 4) Percent unemployed, 5) Percent less than age 18.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178347

Term of Contract:

The Foundation does not make multi-year grants, but subsequent requests may be considered. Organizations may receive funding for up to three consecutive years. After three consecutive years of funding, an organization must take a one-year break before submitting a new application. Please note that receiving one grant is not a commitment to future funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


- Grants are geographically limited to organizations headquartered in and serving the five San Francisco Bay Area counties of Alameda, Marin, northern San Mateo (extending south to Redwood City), San Francisco, and west Contra Costa.

- The Foundation does not award grants to individuals or independent schools.

- The Foundation does not support conferences, events, endowments, fund development, or deficit reduction.

- The Foundation does not support psychological services to individuals or case management services.

- The Foundation considers capital requests by invitation only.

- The Foundation may request to make a site visit to a program or invite an applicant to present to the Board.

- Only one request from an organization will be funded in a 12-month period.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates and Deadlines:

Application Opens for Submissions - August 20, 2018
Application Deadline - September 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Decision Date - December 2018

Submission and reporting deadlines:

General guidelines:

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Jessica Sutton, Grants Manager
Phone: (415) 561-6540 ext. 238

The Morris Stulsaft Foundation
1660 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94109

Fax: (415) 561-6477

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: The five San Francisco Bay Area counties of Alameda, Marin, northern San Mateo (extending south to Redwood City), San Francisco, and west Contra Costa.