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Fund for Children, Youth, and Families (FFCYF) Grant

Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Nonprofits to Support Families, Youth, and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Washington Community Foundation

Conf. Date:

08/22/18

Deadline Date:

09/21/18 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to nonprofits in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia for programs that support stable and successful families, youth, and children. Programs areas include adoption and foster care, academic and career success, and stable families and homes.

Applicant organizations may request general operating support, or program/project support, which can include the following programming: direct service, advocacy, public awareness and education efforts.

FFCYF Program Areas

Stable Homes, Stable Families:
Stabilizing families in crisis and moving them to self-sufficiency is critical to developing homes that can nurture and support children to their fullest potential. There are an overwhelming number of homeless families in the Washington Metropolitan Area that are in need of housing and services. Due to the challenges these families face, a wide array of supportive services are necessary to help them achieve lasting stability. The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families investments will target families who are homeless and those who are participating in housing-based service programs.

Foster Care and Adoption:
There are more than 500,000 children in the foster care system across the United States and over one fifth of these children will never return home. Over 5,000 children are in foster care systems in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families investments will support children in the foster care system in two critical areas: promoting permanency and helping youth leaving the system to achieve self-sufficiency.

Academic and Career Success:
The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families will support the closing of academic achievement gaps that exist between students of color, low-income students and their peers through investments in early childhood education academic achievement for school-age children, and college preparation and career training. The goal is to support programming preparing young people to become self-sufficient, to contribute to a changing world, and work for the betterment of the larger community.

Type of Support:
- Program/project support: If your organization is seeking support for a program or project, it must address one or more of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ Outcomes.
- General operating support: If your organization is seeking general operating support, all of the organization’s programs must address one or more of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ Outcomes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184222

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicant organizations may request between $5,000 to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The expected grant period will run from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your organization is eligible to apply if:

- The organization has a 501(c)(3) designation.
- The organization’s funding request will address the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ (FFCYF) Outcomes.
Program/project support: If your organization is seeking support for a program or project, it must address one or more of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ Outcomes.
General operating support: If your organization is seeking general operating support, ALL of the organization’s programs must address one or more of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ Outcomes.

FFCYF will consider funding requests for programming that will ONLY support children, youth, and families ONLY located in the following geographic areas:

- District of Columbia
- The Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William, and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park, and Leesburg in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- The Counties of Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s in the State of Maryland
- Statewide efforts in Virginia
- Statewide efforts in Maryland

Additionally, the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families will not fund organizations that discriminate in the provision of services or in employment practices based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and any other characteristics protected by applicable law. This policy does not prohibit funding of programs that meet specific needs of populations based on gender, age, disability, ethnicity or national origin. By submitting an application, your organization attests to this fact.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Informational Webinar provides an overview of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families, and The Community Foundation’s application and submission process. All applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in one Informational Webinar.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
Webinar Recording – http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=90gb4x
Webinar Presentation - http://fund4cyf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FFCYF-Information-Webinar-2018.pdf

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
To register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/1ucaxirflshu&eom

The Outcomes Funding Webinar provides technical assistance on the Outcomes Funding Framework and application, the application framework for the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families. All applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in one Outcomes Funding Webinar.

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
To register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/dy1yhvq08ii9&eom

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
To register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/5iv0d79o02np&eom

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit proposals via The Community Foundation’s online application system (only) no later than 4:00pm, Friday, September 21, 2018. Final award decisions will be announced December 2018.

About the Fund: http://fund4cyf.org/about-cfl/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5491?SA=SNA&FID=35108

Alicia Reid, Community Investment Officer
areid@thecommunityfoundation.org

Technical questions regarding the online application system can be directed to:
Melen Hagos
mhagos@thecommunityfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC