Fund for Children, Youth, and Families

The Greater Washington Community Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Mar 9, 2021 12:00pm PST

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $50,000

Fields of work: Vocational & Trade Education College Success / Persistence Teacher Development & Training After School /Summer Educational Programs Parental Involvement in Education Career/College Preparation Homelessness Services Education - K through 12 Education - Preschool / Early Learning Child Foster Care & Adoption Services Academic Success & Enrichment Show all

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Government Entity, Nonprofit

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

Location of project: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Counties in Maryland: Charles County, Frederick County Show all

Location of residency: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Counties in Maryland: Charles County, Frederick County Show all

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

The mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community.  We are a community of givers, dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond.

Grant Priorities

The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families invests in the betterment of underserved children, youth, and families across the Greater Washington region (Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC). Funding is available for eligible nonprofit organizations providing programs and activities that are directly related to the following priorities:

Stable Homes, Stable Families – The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families invests in organizations that will target families who are homeless and those who are participating in housing-based service programs.

Foster Care and Adoption – The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families invests in organizations that 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 invests in organizations that 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.

FFCYF Outcomes

The Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ grantmaking efforts will be implemented using the Outcomes Funding Framework. The Framework includes outcomes across the following program areas: Stable Homes Stable Families, Foster Care and Adoption, Academic and Career Success.

Stable Homes Stable Families

  • Homeless families achieve stability and transition to permanent housing with the assistance of support services.
    • Programming placing homeless families in housing that lead to stabilization and producing positive outcomes.
  • Vulnerable families who are living in permanent housing and participating in resident services improve their personal and financial stability.
    • Programming helping low-income families achieve stability and overcome barriers to success, by providing housing based and resident services.
  • Low-income families at risk of losing their homes maintain their rental housing and improve their personal and financial stability.
    • Programming enabling low-income families experiencing personal and financial stress, to maintain rental housing and prevent homelessness. Particularly programming also helping families to resolve the problems resulting in their financial crisis.

Foster Care and Adoption

  • Foster children grow up in permanent, stable, loving families.
    • Programming working intensively to reunify families; recruit foster and adoptive parents; and place special needs children in adoptive homes.
    • Programming providing training, support, and respite care services for foster and adoptive parents.
    • Programming improving child welfare policy and practice via public awareness, education efforts, and training and development of child welfare professionals.
  • Foster youth have the life skills required to live independently, have a connection to a caring adult and are living in stable housing.
    • Programming helping youth leaving the foster care system to locate and sustain housing.
    • Programming connecting youth leaving the foster care system to caring adults providing the supports necessary for a successful transition from foster care to independent living

Academic and Career Success

  • Preschool children in low-income communities are prepared to be successful in school.
    • Programming preparing children to enter school ready to learn. Specifically, programming inclusive of the following components:
      • High quality early childhood education.
      • A comprehensive approach.
      • A stimulating, age-appropriate learning environment and curriculum.
      • Documented growth and development of each child.
      • Demonstrated ability to identify and address developmental challenges.
      • Parental engagement and support.
  • Children and youth in low-income communities demonstrate improved academic success.
    • Out-of-school time programming committed to improving the academic performance.
    • Out-of-school time programming offering: an engaging, research-based curriculum, monitoring student progress, including social and developmental activities, working in partnership with schools and parents, and are supported by caring adults committed children’s confidence in their capacity to excel academically will be successful in helping to improve academic performance.
    • Programming increasing student achievement by creating a pipeline of highly effective teachers and principals.
  • Young people from low-income communities enter college or career training programs.
    • Programming helping youth see college as a goal. Programming providing guidance, and support through the admissions process to ensure youth are prepared and supported through the admissions process.
    • Programming supporting students through college graduation.
    • Programming training youth for careers that will enable them to become independent and productive adults.

Types 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

Grants Available

Applicant organizations may request between $5,000 to $50,000 for general operating support, or program/project support, which can include the following programming: direct service, advocacy, public awareness and education efforts.

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

Eligibility:

  • 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/or 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

Ineligibility:

  • 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 a application your organization attests to this fact.

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This page was last reviewed September 10, 2020 and last updated September 10, 2020