Funder Likes Programs for Disadvantaged, Youth

Private Funder: Carl’s Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, disabilities and healthcare (the foundation offers capital grants, limited budget support, start up/seed money and multi-year grants); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (programs for disadvantaged children get priority); Funding: Varies, most grants are in the $5,000 to $50,000 range; Deadline: Varies, see below.

Summary: Grants support children’s welfare efforts that emphasize health care facilities and programs and the prevention/treatment of hearing impairment. Focus areas include recreational, educational and welfare programs, especially for children who are disadvantaged, and preservation of natural areas, open space, historic buildings and areas having special natural beauty or significance. The Carl’s Foundation has no formal application for grant requests. A letter of inquiry is not required and phone calls are welcome (313/965-0990). In the past, all grants have been made to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Requests are accepted at all times, but organizations are encouraged to submit requests well in advance of the scheduled meetings.

The following schedule for trustee meetings and consideration of requests is typical:

  1. January meeting — requests received by Nov. 1.
  2. May meeting — requests received by March 1.
  3. September meeting — requests received by July 1.

Info:  or 313/965-0990; Elizabeth Stieg, executive director.

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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