The Kids Trust Fund invites established nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations to submit proposals to support child-focused programs and services that are within the confines of existing programs and services that your agency currently provides.
Donor Name: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Counties: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/01/2022
Size of the Grant: $15,000
The mission of The Kids Trust Fund is to help young children of abuse grow up in a happy, safe, and exciting environment. The Kids Trust Fund was created in 2005 by and in memory of Gary L. Houck, Jr. At the age of 29, Gary became a victim of suicide. Gary’s wish was to create a fund that would provide support and services to young children who are living with physical or emotional abuse, or neglect. The Kids Trust Fund is a fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
Eligible activities may include:
- Therapeutic recreational, fun activities for children of abuse.
- Early intervention services.
- Support groups for individuals or families.
- Mental, emotional, or behavioral health services.
The maximum grant award is $15,000.
Programs must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Serve children aged 0-18 years old and/or their families.
- Operate within the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, York, Lancaster, Juniata, and Mifflin.
- Enhance or expand the services already provided by your organization (if your organization is proposing a new program, you must provide a plan for sustaining the program after the grant term).
They are interested in supporting innovative activities that directly benefit children of abuse and their families. Proposals should:
- Be innovative and not duplicate existing programs and services.
- Empower children of abuse.
- Be collaborative in nature.
- Have the potential to become long-term solutions to existing abuse issues involving youth.
- Demonstrate measurable and achievable outcomes.
What they Do Not Fund
- Capital campaigns
- Direct lobbying to influence legislation or funding appropriations
- Grants to individuals or for-profit organizations
- National and statewide umbrella organizations that cannot demonstrate a local presence
- New staff positions without a substantial plan for sustainability
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Retroactive projects
Criteria for Evaluating Proposals
The Kids Trust Fund Advisory Committee makes all grantmaking decisions and consists of a dedicated group of individuals committed to the betterment of children and families. The Grant Review Committee may request additional information or seek a site visit prior to making an award or denial.
For more information, visit The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.