Foundation Provides $11M for Education, Human Services

healthCenterPrivate Funder: Hearst Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Education, affordable housing, homelessness prevention, healthcare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $250,000 each; the foundation made $11 million in awards last year; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The funding goes for K-12 education and social services. The foundation supports a wide range of healthcare-related grants and specialized medical institutions — such as children’s and women’s hospitals. The foundation also supports efforts to improve K-12 education and efforts related to affordable housing and homelessness. Although there are no deadlines, the foundation Board of Directors — which must review all applications — meets quarterly.

Education groups have benefited. The foundation recently gave $250,000 to Rady Childrens Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, for research support and $75,000 to Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Brooklyn, NY, for after-school education and leadership development programs for youth.

Tip: Make sure you use the foundation’s handy Submission Checklist that will help make sure you include all the documentation that is needed for an application.

Info: www.hearstfdn.org; Paul Dinovitz, executive director, 212/586-5404, Fax: 212/586-1917; organizations located west of the Mississippi River, 415/543-0400, Fax: 415/908-4500.

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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