Supporting Transitioning Foster Youth Grants

Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $75,000

Next deadline: May 15, 2020

Later deadlines: Sep 15, 2020, Jan 15, 2021

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Hawaii

Location of residency: Hawaii

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About this funder:



The Foundation supports the Hawaii Youth Opportunities Initiative, a Co-Investment site with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. In concert with this initiative, the Foundation is offering a Request for Proposals to provide support to Hawaii’s transitioning foster youth through projects that are aligned with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative and the Hawaii Youth Opportunities Initiative. Grant seekers are encouraged to align their proposals with the goals of the initiatives and to visit the Jim Casey website for more information. 

Funding Priorities

Preference will be given to proposals that align with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Successful projects and programs will demonstrate youth engagement in development and be designed to result in improved youth outcomes in one or more of the following areas:

  • Permanence – Every young person has an adult to rely on for a lifetime and a supportive family network. 
  • Education – Young people acquire education and training that enable them to obtain and retain steady employment. 
  • Employment – Young people support themselves by obtaining and retaining steady employment. 
  • Housing – Young people have safe, stable and affordable housing and have access to transportation for work and school. 
  • Physical and Mental Health – Young people have health insurance and access to services for both physical and mental health. 
  • Social Capital – Young people have supportive relationships in the community that help them achieve their personal goals. 
  • Financial Capability – Young people manage their budgets and achieve their financial goals. 

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


  • Tax-exempt Hawaii organizations are eligible to apply.
    • This includes nonprofit organizations, 501(c)(3) organizations, religious organizations that are exempt from taxation, and units of government.
  • Programs must preferentially and primarily (more than 50%) serve current or former foster youth, age 14-24, who were in state child welfare or mental health systems after their 14th birthday, even if they were adopted or legally reunited with their birth families prior to the age of majority.
  • Requests are considered in relationship to the size of the organization’s operating budget.
  • Unless the organization’s clientele are solely legally recognized as current or former foster youth up to the age 24, administrative fees are capped at 5% per grant award.
    • The Foundation reserves the right to determine those costs that are administrative and subject to the limited percentage.
  • Requests for up to three years will be considered.
    • If funded, subsequent years will be contingent on the submission of satisfactory progress reports. 


  • Capital requests and endowments will not be funded.