In School & Out of School Fund grants

This fund awards grants that help youth succeed in school and improve their chances of becoming confident and contributing adults.


This fund considers applications from programs or organizations that help young people, ages 3 to 24, with an emphasis on kids from low-income or immigrant households. Types of projects include academic, career and leadership development, with emphasis on college readiness; low-cost innovative education models, with emphasis on preschool and elementary school; professional development for teachers; parent engagement. This fund awards grants for operating support or program support for a period of one year. Multi-year grants are occasionally considered.  Applications  are accepted from: 501(c)(3) public; programs/projects with a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) public charity; public schools; faith-based organizations.


The fund is open for applications year-round. Grant decisions are made at the discretion of the Community Foundation Board of Directors, with recommendations from staff. Contact Julia DeNatale or Rejane Brito.



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