Hilles Fund Grant

Allen Hilles Fund

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Next anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Mar 16, 2021

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Career/College Preparation Early Childhood Development Youth Development & Leadership Women & Girl Services Community Development & Revitalization Education - Preschool / Early Learning Education - K through 12 Special Needs Education Literacy Academic Success & Enrichment Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County Show all

Location of residency: New York, Counties in New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County Show all

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About this funder:



The Hilles Fund prioritizes grants to programs that serve those with the greatest needs in Philadelphia, New York City, and the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont (*The northeast corner of the state of Vermont, comprising Essex, Orleans and Caledonia counties.)

Grants from the Hilles Fund support both proven approaches and also new approaches and can include direct services as well as systems change activities.

The Hilles Fund makes grants to organizations that provide low-income children, youth and women with pathways to economic independence and self-sufficiency. Program areas supported by the Hilles Fund are:
  • education,
  • youth development and
  • community development.
Examples of strategies we fund include those that:
  • Facilitate children’s development and provide high quality learning opportunities. 
  • Prepare youth, pre-k through high school, for academic success and/or employment.
  • Remove barriers to self-sufficiency and achievement for women and girls.
  • Help neighborhoods and/or communities organize, plan, and work together to improve their quality of life.
  • Support educational and outreach activities of the Religious Society of Friends.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code can apply for grant.
  • No more than one request from an organization will be considered within a twelve-month period.


  • Priority is given to organizations with operating budgets under $2 million.


  • Agencies that have received continuous funding for 4 years are asked to refrain from requesting support for one year.