Partnership for After School Education


March 31, 2017

2017-18 Spark Prize Application Opens April 10, 2017 funding

Brooklyn Community Foundation's Spark Prize begins accepting applications on April 10, 2017. The Spark Prize provides annual recognition and meaningful support to organizations with a strong track record of addressing critical challenges and opportunities in Brooklyn. Five award recipients receive a $100,000 prize in general operating support grants distributed over a two or three year period. Also, 20 finalist nonprofits each receive up to $5,000 in matching funds on GivingTuesday— the annual national day of giving observed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving— to encourage local donors to support their work. Winners and finalists will be selected through a competitive application process by the Spark Prize Committee, a diverse group of distinguished civic, business, and neighborhood leaders hailing from Brooklyn. RSVP to attend an Application Clinic on April 10 or 20. Application deadline is May 12, 2017.

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December 05, 2019

New York Life Foundation AIM High Grants for Middle School Programs

In partnership with the Afterschool Alliance, the New Life Foundation will award 26 grants to out-of-school time (OST) programs serving disadvantaged middle school youth through their Aim High grant program. The Aim High program is part of the New York Life Foundation’s ongoing investment in middle school OST programs to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders reach ninth grade on time and prepare to succeed in high school. The grant program will fund afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, based on a competitive application process. This request for proposals will close on January 24, 2020.

December 05, 2019

Community Votes Youth Voter Engagement

Community Votes is offering a free program along with a $1500 mini-grant to support youth voter engagement projects focused on the 2020 election. Community Votes helps identify ways to integrate nonpartisan voter engagement activities - think voter registration drives, phone banking, canvassing, and creating voter guides, - within existing programs. This Train the Trainer model includes ongoing support for these voter engagement activities and concludes with a report on each organization's success in reaching and turning out voters. Reach out to Louisa Hackett, lhackett@communityvotes.org, with questions or fill out a brief application if you want to sign up.

November 15, 2019

NLSA Summer Learning Awards

Each year, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) recognizes the outstanding work done during the summer months on behalf of our nation’s youth. Candidates for the Summer Learning Awards are exceptional summer programs, models, and systems that keep children and youth learning, safe and healthy during the critical summer months. They show strong outcomes in helping students cement the skills they have learned during the academic school year through creative curricula, unique programming and effective family engagement strategies. Applications are due December 4, 2019 by 6pm.

November 01, 2019

NYS Transition Partners

NYS Transition Partners will award four $2,500 grants to NYS initiatives assisting young people with disabilities navigate the transition to adulthood. Prospective non-profits will have projects that include young people and parents in the project planning process and support families through the transition process. Any questions about the RFP may be submitted by email to Nancy Campbell at nsc@parentnetworkwny.org by November 5, 2019. Submissions are due December 6, 2019 by 5:00pm.


October 01, 2019

Disney NYC Grant 2019

generationOn, with the generous support of Disney NYC, is providing $500 grants for adult facilitators based in New York City to engage children (ages 5-12) in planning and implementing service projects to address issues in their communities that matter to them. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through October 15, 2019.

October 01, 2019

NYC Complete Count Fund

The New York City Complete Count Fund is the first program of its kind in the city and represents an investment of $19 million in community-based organizations to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census. They encourage all organizations that have deep connections to historically undercounted communities to apply, and the City’s support will range from $25,000 to $250,000, depending on organizational size and capacity. Application for funding will remain open through October 15, 2019.

September 16, 2019

Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund

The first New York City Council fund of its kind, CCNSF aims to build the capacity of New York City nonprofits in recognition of the fact that organizations led by people of the community are best equipped to meet the needs of the community. CCNSF is also intended to promote learning among CBO leaders. Applications are due September 23, 2019.

August 21, 2019

Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants

William T. Grant Foundation's Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants (YSCG) program supports activities to strengthen the organizational infrastructure of nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs of New York City that provide direct services to young people ages 5 to 25. The long-term goal of the YSCG program is to help build stronger, more stable youth-serving organizations that will ultimately improve the lives of young people. These grants provide general operating support to allow grantees the flexibility to determine the best way to allocate the funds to address their capacity-building needs. Applications are due by 3:00pm on September 30, 2019. For complete instructions on preparing and submitting a proposal, download the 2019 Application Guide.

May 16, 2019

Advantage After School Program Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) invites not-for-profit, community-based organizations to submit proposals for the development of quality after school programs based on the Advantage After School Program (AASP). AASPs, in partnership with local schools, offer a broad range of educational, recreational, cultural, and age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. They integrate what happens in the school day with less formal learning experiences, and encourage the active participation of children, youth and families in the design and delivery of program activities. Visit the OCFS website for eligibility and key dates, including prequalification. Proposals are due June 12, 2019.

December 18, 2018

2019 Grantmaking Cycle of the College Completion Innovation Fund

Graduate NYC's College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF) is supporting institutions and organizations in significantly improving student outcomes in the areas of increasing momentum and persistence, and improving success for transfer students and near-completers. New York City-based undergraduate colleges (public or nonprofit) and nonprofit community-based organizations are invited to submit a brief application, due December 21, 2018, to participate in the College Completion Innovation Series, which will include two in-person workshops as well as optional phone and online collaboration opportunities. After participating in the two-day series, organizations will be invited to develop and submit a full proposal to implement their innovative practice. Organizations may request grants of up to $200,000 to support work over the course of one to two years.