Grant Alert: Private Funding Available for Juvenile Justice/AtRisk Youth Programs
Foundation Supports Youth Programs, Social Service Funding
Purpose: Programs for at-risk/high-risk youth are a focus.
Private Funder: State Street Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, disadvantaged children and human services; Geographic Focus: National-where the company has a presence; Eligibility: Nonprofits (faith-based groups are eligible if they provide services to the entire community); Funding: Varies (last year it distributed about $20 million in grants; Deadline: Rolling (letters of intent may be submitted at any time. Please note they may take up to six weeks to be reviewed.).
Summary: The foundation supports community service initiatives, including help for the homeless. The program is designed to generate and sustain positive change.
Youth groups can benefit. For example, the foundation last year gave $500,000 to New Profit, Cambridge, MA, for a program that assists students in the transition from high school to post-secondary education/employment.
Begin the application process with a letter of intent (there's a two-page limit).
Info: http://statestreet.com/better; State Street Corporation, State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street, Boston, MA, 02111, Amanda Northrop, vice president of North America and Asia Pacific Grants, 617/786-3000 or StateStreetFoundation@statestreet.com.
Foundation Favors At-Risk Youth Projects
Private Funder: Pacific Youth Foundation; Opportunity: 2013 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, children and after school education; Geographic Focus: National (focus on California and Georgia); Eligibility: Boys & Girls Clubs; Funding: Grants average $25,000 for first time grantees and $40,000 for organizations previously receiving a grant. The foundation distributed $2.4 million in grants last year; Deadline: Oct. 1.
Summary: Programs must directly involve youth, staff or board members of a Boys & Girls Club.
The foundation awards grants for programs that help teach at-risk youth the skills they need to succeed in life and programs that improve organizational function and development. No grants for multi-year funds.
Substance-Abuse, Alcoholism Education Get Funding Support
Private Funder: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Substance abuse treatment, alcoholism education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation made about $500,000 in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: These grants support efforts to show alcoholism is a treatable disease from which people recover. The grants fund prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations (such as at-risk youth and minority groups); and to continually fight to reduce and eliminate the stigma associated with alcoholism.
Youth Groups Benefit
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL won a $25,500 grant last year for the SMART Moves Prevention Program.
SMART Moves provides training to help youth understand the dangers associated with the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
State Justice Institute
The SJI's Partner and Technical Assistance Grants help state and local courts (including juvenile courts and juvenile-drug courts) and their agencies, national nonprofits or national nonprofit organizations; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Nov. 1.
The SJI (www.sji.gov) was established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts. The Technical Assistance (TA) and Partner Grants are two categories of funding.
- Partner Grants enable the Institute to partner with federal, state or local agencies, foundations, trusts, and/or other private entities in combining financial resources for the pursuit of common interests. A dollar-for-dollar match is required.
- Technical Assistance Grants help state and/or local courts, or regional court associations, obtain expert assistance to diagnose problems. TA Grants cannot exceed $50,000, and they only cover the cost of obtaining the services of expert consultants. Applicants for TA Grants will be required to contribute a total match of at least 50% of the grant amount, and 20% of that must be cash.
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation, www.rockefellerfoundation.org, funds an array of programs, which include support for juvenile justice efforts. The foundation recently made a $500,000 grant to Social Finance Inc. as part of a Social Impact Bond (SIB) for a range of projects, including community-based alternatives to juvenile detention.
Other Private National Funders of Juvenile Justice Programs
- Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, www.emcf.org.
- Bank of America Client Foundation, http://tinyurl.com/nmjrryp (Florida and Delaware).
- Public Welfare Foundation, http://tinyurl.com/yds6asq.
- Open Society Institute, www.soros.org/grants.
- Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation, http://tinyurl.com/ohntsrs.
- Unitarian Universalist Assn's Fund for a Just Society, http://tinyurl.com/btlckrp.
These opportunities were reported in Children & Youth Funding Report, the continually updated resource on funding for programs serving the young.
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