School Projects Can Apply for Aid

Private Funder: Pacific Youth Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, children and after school education; Geographic Focus: National (focus on California and Georgia); Eligibility: Boys & Girls Clubs; Funding: Grants average $25,000 for first time grantees and $40,000 for organizations previously receiving a grant. The foundation distributed $3.7 million in grants last year; Deadline: TBA, the next round is to open soon, last year’s deadline was May 1.

Summary: Programs must directly involve youth, staff or board members of a Boys & Girls Club. The foundation awards grants for programs that help teach at-risk youth the skills they need to succeed in life and programs that improve organizational function and development. No grants for multi-year funds.

Info: Allan Young, director, 310/774-0057,,

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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