Links – Grants/Foundations

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Comprehensive Federal Grant Opportunities,– Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

NYS Department of Labor, – Provides workforce development information, programs and grants.

NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, – Funds for local agencies to design juvenile crime prevention programs.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Family Services, – Invites eligible entities to submit applications for grants serving low income persons and families when the new announcements become available.
School Grants


Adopt Us Kids, – Small grants to support efforts on behalf of adoptive parents who address the needs of children with special needs.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, – Makes grants, funds demonstrations, provides services, delivers technical assistance and disseminates data and analysis to foster public policies, human service reforms and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.

Center on Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), – CIRCLE provide grants for research on civic engagement that is conducted by youth. Research teas that include youth & adults working together, or research teams of youth and adult mentors are welcome to apply.

FastWEB, – Is the largest online scholarship search available.

Fundsnet Online Services, – A comprehensive website dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.

Gannett Foundation, – Targets grassroots organizations in the areas of social and human services, health and mental health. Other areas of interest include education, arts and culture, civic and community projects.

Hazen Foundation, – Private foundation which seeks to assist minority and disadvantaged young people achieve their full potential.

MindOH! Foundation, – Resources for victims of bullying, parents, teachers, youth workers and bullies themselves to help understand the full meaning and consequences of bullying and to search for ways of stopping online social cruelty.

Ounce of Prevention Foundation, – Invests in the healthy development of at-risk infants, toddlers and preschool children.

Public Private Ventures, – National non-profit organization that seeks to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs and community initiatives, especially as they affect youth and young adults.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, – Makes grants for a multitude of youth issues.

Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation, – Non-profits with chidcare and after school programs can apply for funding from the Rosie’s for All Kids Foundation. 80% of funding goes for infant, toddler and preschool programs.

School Grants,– A collection of resource sand tips to help K-12 educators apply for and obtain special grants for a variety of projects.

The WHO Foundation, Women Helping Others, – Supports grassroots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and girls.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation, – Grants available in Youth & Education, Health, Food Systems and Rural Development.

William T. Grant Foundation, – Awards grants that “deepens and broadens the knowledge base in areas that contribute to creating a society that values young people as a resource and helps them live up to their potential.

Writing Resources/Data

Brookings Institute, – Private non-profit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions.

Child Trends, – Non-partisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research.

Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing, – Explores the influences of community organizing and youth development on youth organizing: common characteristics, primary issues, and an appendix presents a digest of research and reports, reflections from the field, curricula and toolkits.

Grant Writing Tools Web Sites, – Lists a wide variety of grant application forms, sample proposals, sample budgets and other resources from foundations and government sources. Also links to other grant writing and fundraising tutorials and courses that are free.

Grantionary, – Gives a list of grant-related terms and their definitions.

Internet Nonprofit Center, – Developed by the Evergreen State Society, which is a nonprofit policy and management organization. It contains information on over 100 issues involving the operation of nonprofit agencies.

National Academy of Sciences, – The report from the NAS entitled Community Programs to Promote Youth Development studies the important elements of adolescent well being and looks at the features of successful youth development programs.

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, – Federal agency information on new initiatives and resources with a focus on youth.

National Kids Count Data Book, – National and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.

Nonprofit Quarterly, – Provides values-based management information and proven practices.

Nonprofit Works, – Helps organizations build their capacity to do more through strategic planning, grant writing, board development and training.

Online Fundraising Group, – The Association of Fundraising Professionals launched this site “ to bring potential volunteers with technology skills together with nonprofits.”

Peter Drucker Foundation, – Includes links to publications produced by the Foundation and a workbook that may be downloaded from the web.

Regional Association for Grantmakers, – Offers programs and resources that support effective, strategic grantmaking.

The Finance Project, – Provides information for nonprofits on good financing strategies and information that defines their strengths, documents their results and engages the broader community.

The Foundation Center, – Helps grant seekers succeed, helping grant makers make a difference.

The Grantsmanship Center, – Covers all aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources.

The National Priorities Project, – Has made a database on federal spending in areas from everything from hunger to the military. It is a database that is free and is easy to use. Information on national and state levels and soon on the county level.

The Nonprofit Times,– Leading business publication for non-profit management.

The Research Forum, – Features a searchable database of summaries of large and small scale research projects.

U.S. Census Bureau, – In addition to extensive and detailed information on the population of all villages, towns, cities, counties and states, this site reports federal expenditures by programs at national, state and county levels.

Youth Today, – A national source for news, views and important developments in the youth service field from a nonprofit organization.