The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is seeking applications for grants that will support projects that address the problems faced by homeless individuals.
Deadlines: Nov. 15, March 15 and July 15 (Letter of Inquiry); the foundation distributed $8.1 million in grants last year.
The fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to homelessness. Programs must include education or job training and job placement and retention and provide evidence-based support services designed to remove barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals who are homeless. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting, and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant follow up.
To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in (Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, or Pennsylvania. Track record is important and applicants must be able to document a record of past success in program delivery; and have a demonstrated, quantifiable record of delivering successful support services that put homeless individuals on a pathway to stabilization and self-sufficiency.