Fund Seeks Applications for Homelessness Prevention Grants

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.

Info: (website) Diana Spencer, or Telephone: (312) 243-3198.

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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