Posted on October 23, 2012
|Deadline: November 9, 2012 (Intent to Apply)
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Offers SIF Grants for Organizations Serving At-Risk Youth
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Invites Organizations Serving At-Risk Youth to Apply for Social Innovation Fund Grants
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation is inviting youth-serving organizations in the United States to apply for the second round of EMCF Social Innovation Fund grants.
The program's goal is to expand the pool of organizations with programs proven to help increase the numbers of low-income young people — especially those at greatest risk of failing or dropping out of school, of not finding work, and/or of becoming involved in the foster care or juvenile justice system — who make the transition to productive adulthood.
The foundation seeks applications from youth-serving organizations in the United States that have compelling evidence of their programs' impact on economically disadvantaged youth, ages 9 to 24; a track record of reaching the hardest-to-serve youth in communities of need; strong leadership and a potential for growth, including the ability to secure funds to sustain operations on a larger scale after the foundation's investment concludes; and the financial and operational capacity to expand to scale, and to meet federal compliance requirements regarding the use of grant and match funds.
The foundation is particularly interested in programs that can benefit philanthropically underserved communities, including rural areas. Geographic priority will be given to nonprofits seeking to expand in North Carolina and South Carolina, Oklahoma, and California.
To be eligible, applicants must be an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from taxation under section 501(a), or any entity or organization described in sections 170(c)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations must have been in operation for at least three years directly serving young people in a community or communities of need in the U.S.
The foundation plans to award up to five grants each totaling up to $5 million over two to three years. Recipients will be responsible for meeting a 1:1 match of these grants.
Applicants must submit a Notice of Intent to Apply by November 9, 2012; applications are due by November 20, 2012.
Complete program guidelines and application materials are available at the EMCF Web site.
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Children and Youth
Geographic Funding Area: National
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