Private Funder: State Street Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, disadvantaged children and human services; Geographic Focus: National-where the company has a presence; Eligibility: Nonprofits (faith-based groups are eligible if they provide services to the entire community); Funding: Varies (last year it distributed about $13.6 million in grants; Deadline: Rolling (letters of intent may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis).
Summary: Programs for disadvantaged children and the homeless are focuses. The foundation supports community service initiatives, including help for the homeless. The program is designed to generate and sustain positive change. Youth groups can benefit. For example, the foundation gave $500,000 to New Profit, Cambridge, MA, for a program that assists students in the transition from high school to post-secondary education/employment. It also gave $7,000 to the Oakland Police-Community Activities League, Oakland, CA, for the group’s annual Christmas dinner for disadvantaged children and youth. Begin the application process (http://tinyurl.com/k6mvz2j) with a letter of intent.