Programs that support children through grant funding have many sources to turn to for support. This includes the federal government, corporate giving programs and private foundations, all of which issue grants to help children. This grant support provides educational opportunity, youth programs, food security and many other efforts that help American children live health, happy lives. The following are just a few examples of funding sources that issue grants for children.
Administration for Children and Families
In 2013 alone, this division of the Department of Health and Human Services is providing $16 billion in grant funding to programs that benefit children and their families. ACF funding is available to state and tribal governments and to non-profit and for-profit organizations that focus on aspects of child welfare. This money supports Head Start education, housing and social services that strengthen our communities and benefit our youngest citizens.
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Since 1993, ConAgra has provided more than $50 million in grants to fight child hunger. The foundation supports non-profit groups that work to end food insecurity, provide nutritional education and seek to end child hunger. The corporation regularly supports programs that provide after-school meals for children and food banks that support the poor in communities across the United States. To contact ConAgra about its Community Impact Grants, email email@example.com.
CVS All Kids Can
Through the All Kids Can program, drug store chain CVS seeks to support non-profit organizations, public schools and other community programs that share its goals. All Kids Can works with local, regional and national organizations and are constantly searching for groups with proven track records to support. To contact the foundation about your organization, use this online contact form.
Finish Line Youth Foundation
Finish Line focuses its corporate funding to youth athletic programs and camps that instill an active lifestyle in American children. It is particularly interested in supporting programs that work with at-risk and special needs kids. To seek funding for your organization, you should take the foundation’s eligibility quiz. If the quiz results show that your organization is eligible, it will provide you with the next step in the grant application process.
Hasbro Children’s Fund
The toy manufacturer of brands such as Tonka supports organizations focused on children through charitable grants, toy donations and an employee volunteer initiative. Funding is provided through partnerships with many child-focused non-profits. These partnerships work with children who have lost a parent to military service, those suffering a life threatening illness, children who were born with facial deformities, orphans and much more.
LEGO Children’s Fund
LEGO’s charitable fund works with organizations that serve children in two areas. These focus on early childhood education and educational opportunities that expose kids to technology and communication. It awards grants of $500 to $5,000 in size in four grant rounds each year. Money should be used to fund projects and are not offered for general support. Yearly deadlines to submit an application are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
This foundation was founded in 1930 by breakfast cereal giant W.K. Kellogg. It is a rather large charitable foundation with the overall mission of helping children, families and their communities. All of the funding it provides goes to support work done by non-profit organizations. Grant support focuses on childhood education, child health, family support, racial equality and civic engagement. The foundation provides an online application process via the foundation website.