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The After-School Institute

Getting Funding

Please contact the following organizations and ask to be placed on their out-of/after-school Request for Proposals mailing list.

The Family League Of Baltimore City
2305 North Charles Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
410-662-5500 - connecting you to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours. Included in this website are:
· A database of more than 100 grants and loan programs from the federal government. 
· Community success stories and opportunities to network. 
· Government guides, reports, research, and links. 
· Safe, fun and educational web sites for kids and teens. 
· Information on organizing a fair and a list of fairs currently scheduled. - The Mott Foundation makes grants in the United States and around the world. They are particularly interested in:
· Fresh approaches to solving community problems in their defined program areas (i.e. after-school); 
· Approaches that, if proven successful, can generate long-term support from other sources and/or be replicated in other communities when appropriate; 
· Public policy development and research and development activities to further existing programs, as well as to explore new fields of interest; and 
· Approaches and activities that lead to systemic change. -Nationwide, the demand for affordable, high quality out-of-school time and community school programs is growing rapidly. Government at all levels and several national foundations, including the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, have launched new initiatives to develop and expand out-of-school time and community school programs across the country. Critical to the success of these promising initiatives is how they are financed. Accordingly, with support from the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, The Finance Project is developing technical assistance resources on financing and sustaining out-of-school time and community school initiatives. - provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. - On this site, you can tap into the Foundation Finder- a tool that allows you to search by name for basic financial and contact information on more than 61,000 private and community foundations in the U.S. In addition, there is a monthly or annual subscription service that allows you to search the Foundation Center's own detailed database of current grantmakers. - The Official site for the Department of Health and Human Services. Search under the topic heading Grants. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has approximately 300 grant programs, most of which are administered in a decentralized manner by several agencies. HHS does not have a single publication that describes all HHS grant programs. Instead, we use the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The Catalog, compiled and maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA), profiles all Federal grant programs, including HHS programs and lists a specific contact for obtaining additional information and application forms. It also includes a helpful section on writing grant applications. You should consult the CFDA to find the Federal programs of interest to your organization. - The AOL Foundation and the Benton Foundation present, one of the best Internet portals for the nonprofit community. Key areas include volunteers, charity search, resources and bridging the digital divide. “Resources for Nonprofits” is an excellent classification of web-based sources of information on funding opportunities and management tools. - In the advent of government spending cuts in the area of education and specifically dropout prevention, educators, community advocates, youth advocates, and prevention specialists can ill afford to take a passive approach to seeking grant money. But rather, dropout prevention proponents, must look beyond the traditional funding sources (i.e., dropout prevention) to related at-risk areas, such as teenage pregnancy prevention, juvenile justice prevention, and alcohol and drug abuse prevention, to identify and secure grant funding sources.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Baltimore Direct Services Grants Program annually funds a wide range of not-for-profit community-based or community-serving organizations that work directly with disadvantaged children, youth, and families, primarily in Baltimore City. Grant amounts range from $2,000 up to $20,000. To contact the foundation, please call 410-547-6600 or write to Baltimore Direct Services Grants Program, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.


Financing After-School Programs by Robert Halpern, Carol Cohen and Sharon Deich (Fall 1999).

Guide to Federal Funding Sources for Out-of-School and Community School Initiatives by Nancy Reder (Fall 1999). 

Youth Today, The Newspaper on Youth Work is the only independent, nationally distributed newspaper that goes out to more than 70,000 readers in the child and youth services field. Some of the issues covered include: youth development, juvenile justice, gang and violence prevention, adolescent health, teen pregnancy, sex, and parenting, after-school programs and mentoring, job training and school-to-work, best practices and more.