Impact Grants Funding Priorities: Description and Goals
The Foundation for Delaware County’s 2022 Impact Grants Request for Proposals launches our fourth competitive grantmaking cycle. While we also make some grants from donor-advised funds as well as restricted and specialized funds, the grants awarded through this competitive application process are focused on advancing the foundation’s goal to improve the health and quality of life of children and families in Delaware County.
For the current funding cycle, the foundation will consider awarding grant funds in the following areas designed to address many social determinants of health:
Children’s Health and Well-Being (Infants to ages 18)
Behavioral Health. The foundation will consider awarding grants to organizations that offer education, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive services to help families and children experiencing mental health and substance use disorders in Delaware County.
Children’s Health and Nutrition. The foundation will consider awarding grants that expand and improve services to low-income children and their families in areas such as: primary preventive care, lead screening, asthma treatment, immunization, oral care, nutrition, vision care, and developmental services in Delaware County. In addition, grant funds may be used to support advocacy efforts to benefit children and children’s programming.
Crime and Violence Prevention. The foundation will consider awarding grants to organizations with the primary focus of reducing crime and violence and improving youth well-being. Programs or initiatives should employ evidence-based, comprehensive approaches to address the multiple factors impacting crime and violence.
Early Childhood Education and Development. The foundation will consider awarding grants to support early childhood programs that promote early development (formally and informally) from birth up to the age of six.
Elementary and Middle School. The foundation will consider awarding grants to support programs and initiatives that provide academic support to elementary and middle school-age students. This effort can include out-of-school-time (OST) academic programs.
Vocational and Job Training. The foundation will consider awarding grants to organizations that help prepare youth for further education and successful careers. This effort can include specific classes offered to learners to train for a job or career.
Maternity and Prenatal/Postnatal Care. The foundation will consider awarding grants that expand quality services to vulnerable mothers and infants, early entry into prenatal care, routine prenatal and postpartum care, pregnancy spacing, and other supportive services that decrease maternal mortality and infant mortality/morbidity and increase early childhood growth and development.
Preventive Health Care. The foundation will consider awarding grants to organizations that improve/expand preventive health care services to low-income and vulnerable children in Delaware County.
Youth Development. The foundation will consider awarding grants to support initiatives and interventions that enhance strengths, promotes positive outcomes, and prepare young people to reach their full potential.
Community and Economic Development
The foundation will consider awarding strategic investment grants to enhance community and economic development strategies in Delaware County. This could include arts and culture initiatives that are catalysts for community and economic development. In addition, the foundation will support impact assessments and other strategic planning efforts to attract public/private investments to support an increase in affordable housing and the supply of stable housing in low-income communities.
The foundation will consider awarding grants to organizations that strengthen the emergency food safety net in Delaware County. Proposals should enhance the availability, quality, variety, or desirability (culturally appropriate) of food and involve coordinating emergency food services.
Types of grants to be funded
There will be a limited number of multi-year grants (up to 3 years) available.
Organizations can apply for only ONE grant per year or a multi-year period.
Types of grants that will be considered:
Grant preference will be given to agencies that:
Application Opens – January 4, 2022
Application Due – February 8, 2022
Site Visits (Virtual and On-Site) – February 11 – March 4, 2022
Award Announcements – April 29, 2022
Who Can Apply:
Note: Applicant organizations must comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
The 2021 Impact Grants awards were announced at the end of April, 2021. You can find a list of all grants awarded here. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on all grant application announcements and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn @delcofdn.
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