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National Alliance for Grieving Children / New York Life Foundation: Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: July 19, 2019

The National Alliance for Grieving Children in partnership with New York Life seeks to expand capacity and increase access of bereavement services for grieving youth with local organizations. Capacity Building Grants provide funds to enhance organizational capacity, development, and effectiveness. Proposals should fit one of the six major categories listed below:

  • Planning activities: Organizational assessments, strategic planning, fund development, communications/marketing, recruiting or maintaining volunteer support, and business planning
  • Staff/board development: Leadership training, defining the role of the board, recruitment of new board members, and strengthening governance
  • Strategic relationships/collaboration: Technical assistance, consultant support, restructuring, mergers, or business planning
  • Internal operations: Improvements to financial management, human resources, or volunteer management; development of evaluation systems and training; and facility planning
  • Technology improvements: Improving IT capacity through upgrades to hardware and software, networking, updating websites, and staff training to optimize use of technology
  • New organization: Specifically for organizations under three years old to conduct an organizational needs assessment or strategic planning

Additional requirements:

  • Bereaved children and youth are defined as children under the age of 25 who have had a loved one die. Applicants for this grant program may serve students outside of these limits but grant funds, if awarded, are for supporting bereaved children under the age of 25.
  • Applicants must serve at least 50 percent low-income youth and/or minority children. For the purposes of this grant program, low-income is defined as students who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program (FRPL).

Amount: Up to 25 grants are available, as follows:

  • Grants of up to $10,000 are available to organizations with minimum annual organizational budgets of $50,000
  • Grants of up to $20,000 are available to organizations with minimum annual organizational budgets of $100,000

Note: Organizations may not request an amount greater than 20 percent of their most recent fiscal year actuals.

Eligibility: Organizations must be a private, nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status, and which is not a private foundation. Organizations must have been in operation as a 501(c)3 for at one year and have at least one paid staff person.

Link: https://childrengrieve.org/grief-reach/capacity-building-grant

Note: The application will open on June 13, 2019. A Q/A webinar will be held on July 11, 2019. See above website to register.

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