Youth Education and Development Project Grants

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Subject: Education, Youth Development
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2016

NOTE: This grant has limited geographic eligibility as described below.

"The Good Neighbor Grants program was established in 2012 to identify and strengthen ties with youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the Northern Virginia, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and Maryland areas that are helping students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education. The Cooke Foundation’s grant can support the establishment of new programs or the enhancement of existing initiatives that support high potential low-income students. We are most interested in programs that promote engagement, enrichment, creativity, talent development, and intellectual curiosity.

Examples of eligible programs include after-school academic and summer enrichment opportunities, college access advising programs, arts, service learning, and STEM programs, innovative approaches that bridge education and technology, and internship programs. Funds may also be used for the development of education-related products that will directly benefit students: handbooks, training guides, and other written and digital media. Selected grantees will receive a one-time grant of between $10,000 - $35,000 that may be used over a one-year period. Funding is intended for application towards specific project or program based costs. Note that this grant does not fund general operating support, capital improvements, endowments, lobbying, or activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations."

Funder: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Eligibility: “To be considered for a grant, your organization must: (1) Be classified as a public charity and tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; and (2) Have a primary focus on education, college access, or arts education; and (3) Be located and serve students in the following geographic areas:

  • Virginia: Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Clarke, or Fauquier Counties; the cities of Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, or Falls Church;
  • District of Columbia;
  • Maryland: Montgomery or Prince George’s Counties.”

Amount: $10,000 - $35,000
Contact: Link.