Dircks Foundation Supports Programs for Disadvantaged, Children

Early Childhood EducationPrivate Funder: Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, children and the disadvantaged; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 (last year it distributed about $500,000 in grants); Deadline: Rolling (the trustees review applications five times a year, January, March, May, August and November).

Summary: Grants support smaller nonprofit organizations. These grants focus grants on programs and projects that provide opportunities to children and individuals who are physically, mentally or economically disadvantaged. The foundation concentrates on small nonprofit organizations that provide programs and projects that prevent or solve problems, rather than meet basic needs. Online submissions only. The foundation website is at: www.dircksfoundation.org/guidelines.html   

Info: Carolyn Dircks Van Riper, 610/925-3713, 978/449-0072, or email at grants@dircksfoundation.org for any questions about the grants.

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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