Child Welfare Efforts Get Boost from Burger Chain

Private Funder: In-N-Out Burger Foundation; Funding Focus: Child abuse; Geographic Focus: AZ, CA & NV; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants are typically between $2,000 and $20,000; Deadline: June 1.

Summary: Grants support programs which assist children who have been victims of child abuse and to prevent others from suffering a similar fate. The foundation supports organizations involved in prevention, residential treatment, emergency shelter, foster care and intervention.

The foundation is supported primarily through donor contributions, including those resulting from fundraising activities sponsored by In-N-Out Burgers. Grantseekers are advised to draft a letter describing the services and programs provided by the agency, along with geographic area served; number of clients; and demographic breakdown.

The foundation is now requiring a six-month progress report on the funded project by June of the following year; See the foundation website for details. While requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, applicants should note the foundation does not typically fund the entire cost of a capital project, program, or general operating budget. In addition, applicants should request a grant amount that is consistent with a thoughtful and sustainable fundraising approach. Guidance is here:

Info:; In-N-Out Burger Foundation, 4199 Campus Dr., 9th Floor, Irvine, CA 92612; 949/509-2555.

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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