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2018 Responsive Grantmaking

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Multiple
States to Promote Positive Outcomes for Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation

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Grants to USA organizations in multiple states for family-oriented programs and projects that focus on the areas of health and wellness, educational success, and homelessness. Funding may be requested for capacity building, program, and general operating support. For the purpose of this grant, eligible cities and States include:

- Florida: Greater Orlando
- Hawaii: Big Island
- Maryland: Baltimore City, Annapolis, and Anne Arundel County
- New York City: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island
- Ohio: Cleveland and Cuyahoga County
- Texas: Houston
- Vermont: Dorset, Rupert, Manchester, and Pawlet
- Washington, DC

Focus Areas:

- Health and Well-Being (i.e., mental/behavioral health, special needs populations, food security, and physical healthcare access, including prenatal healthcare)

- Educational Success (i.e., early childhood enrichment, K-12 family involvement in schools and education; arts programs connected to schools that involve the entire family; and career advancement including GED, ESL, job training programs, and family literacy)

- Homelessness: (i.e., shelters, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, homeless prevention efforts, and housing stabilization supports)

Types of Grants:

Capacity Building Grants:

Capacity building grants provide support for internal infrastructure projects and outside expertise to provide programs and services in a more impactful, efficient, and effective manner.

Supported capacity building projects include (but are not limited to):

- Strategic planning
- Board development
- Communications planning
- Development and fundraising planning
- Network and information technology planning and implementation
- Succession planning
- Fundraising consulting
- Consultant expensesAddresses the needs of families

Program Grants:

Program grants provide support for direct costs associated with programs, services, and interventions. Program funds can support current, new or expanded programs. Supported projects include (but are not limited to):

- Staff salaries
- Program supplies and expenses

General Operating Support Grants:

General operating grants provide support for the day-to-day costs of running an organization. Organizations applying for operating support must have an annual operating budget of less than $2 million and have either a current board-approved strategic plan or business plan at the time application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178874

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Capacity building grants cannot be used for:

- Expansion of existing program capacity
- Program expansion
- Indirect/overhead costs
- Staff salaries

Program grants cannot be use for:

- Operating expenses
- Indirect/overhead costs

Pre-Application Information:

2018 Responsive Grantmaking Application Deadlines:

Cycle 1 Application Opening Date: January 15, 2018
Cycle 1 Application Closing Date: March 5, 2018

Cycle 2 Application Opening Date: July 16, 2018
Cycle 2 Application Closing Date: September 10, 2018

For the Responsive Grantmaking program, the application process begins with the submission of a proposal, budget, and project activity plan through the grants management system.

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Applicants are advised to review the specific guidelines for the type of grant for which they intend to apply:

More information on Capacity Building may be found here:

More information on Programs may be found here:

More information on General Operating Support may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

All organizations must first create a New Account to access the LOI forms online at:

Symone McClain, Vice President
(216) 831-4134

The William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
7575 Northcliff Ave., Suite 205
Cleveland, OH 44144

Grant Coverage Areas:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Greater Orlando;   Hawaii: Big Island;   Maryland: Baltimore City, Annapolis, and Anne Arundel County;   New York City: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island;   New York;   Ohio: Cleveland and Cuyahoga County;   Texas: Houston;   Vermont: Dorset, Rupert, Manchester, and Pawlet;   Washington, DC