Crail-Johnson Foundation - Education Grants

Crail-Johnson Foundation


Grant amount: Up to US $110,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2018 11:59pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Los Angeles County, California

Location of residency: Los Angeles County, California

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Overview:

Crail-Johnson Foundation Grant Making

The Crail-Johnson Foundation (“The Foundation”) has defined itself as a children’s charity, and the vast majority of grant-making is directed toward programs benefiting children, youth and families in the greater Los Angeles area. Proposals which are not relevant to the foundation’s mission and funding priorities will not be considered.

The Foundation provides financial support primarily through grants to public non-profit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code and are not a private foundation under Section 509(a). The Foundation provides grants for program/project support and general operating support. On occasion, the Foundation will consider grants to support capital projects as well as selected endowments. In addition, the Foundation provides technical assistance to selected community-based initiatives benefiting children and families.

Support is not granted for programs and projects benefiting religious purposes, university level education, research, events recognizing individuals or organizations, political causes or programs attempting to influence legislation. No grants are made directly to individuals.

In general, the Foundation does not consider multi-year grants. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations for one year, and grantees are eligible to reapply each year. However, in general, the Foundation does not provide grants for more than three consecutive years.

The Foundation’s funding supports organizations providing services and programs primarily in Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas (SPA) 4, 6, 7, and 8. The Foundation gives priority to the following target communities: San Pedro, Wilmington, Compton, Watts, Carson, Long Beach and South Los Angeles.

National organizations providing services in these areas are also considered. Occasionally, grants are made to programs and projects that are regional or national in scope.

Funding Priorities

The Crail-Johnson Foundation (Foundation) supports organizations providing services and programs primarily in Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas (SPA) 4, 6, 7, and 8. The Foundation gives priority to the following target communities: San Pedro, Wilmington, Compton, Watts, Carson, Long Beach and South Los Angeles.

The Foundation supports programs as a means to address the long-term well-being of children, youth and community. It is through the support of Education, Human Services and Health that the Foundation hopes to assist in providing children, youth and their families with the tools necessary to build a life of quality. Support is exclusively focused on programs that address the needs of economically, socially and physically disadvantaged children. The Foundation supports both proven approaches and innovative programs aimed at systemic change and provides support for new, continuing, or expanding programs. Programs and services may be school-based, school-linked, or other community-based places. Funding priority is currently given to initiating, continuing or expanding programs in the following areas:

Education

Early Childhood Development: Programs that address the health, academic and social needs of children preparing to enter kindergarten. 

Literacy Programs: Programs that focus on bringing children to grade level in reading and literature.

Arts Education: Programs that provide high quality arts education that engage children and youth in a variety of art forms that may include, but are not limited to, music, theater, dance, and film.

Parent Engagement/Education: Programs that provide education to parents on how to create a positive environment for their children both at home and at school, increase participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole child to ensure student achievement and success.

STEM Curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs which serve to build skills in math and science at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in addition to programs which increase awareness of science concepts and applications.

Youth Development Programs: Tutoring, mentoring, computer and other educational enrichment programs, which enhance self-esteem, promote the value of education and improve educational outcomes.

School-to-Career: High school based career-training programs which lead to actual demonstrated employment opportunities.

College Preparatory Programs: Programs which prepare urban high school students to enter college, including academic counseling, entrance exam preparation and identifying financial resources.

The Foundation also supports collaborative community efforts to improve the quality of life for children, youth and families in inner-city neighborhoods. Programs most likely to be funded are: 

Parent Empowerment and Involvement Programs: Integrative programs which focus on parent education, community involvement and leadership training.

Human Services

Find the grant page for Human Services here

Health

Find the grant page for Health here

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

Eligibility:

  • The Crail-Johnson Foundation will consider a Letter of Inquiry (aka, Initial Grant Request) from organizations in the Greater Los Angeles County whose mission and services are compatible with those of the Foundation.
  • Applicants must be certified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. During the Foundation’s review process, equal consideration and due diligence will be given to all organizations being considered-both past grant recipients and new perspective grantees.

Ineligibility:

  • Support is not granted for programs and projects benefiting religious purposes, university level education, research, events recognizing individuals or organizations, political causes or programs attempting to influence legislation.
  • No grants are made directly to individuals.
  • In general, the Foundation does not consider multi-year grants.
  • In general, the Foundation does not provide grants for more than three consecutive years.