Partnership for After School Education


May 16, 2018

Empire State After-School Program Proposal Request funding

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department invites eligible school districts and not-for-profit community-based organizations to submit proposals for the establishment and/or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP). Among the ESAP objectives, programs should provide opportunities for academic enrichment, offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, and offer students’ families opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education. The proposal submission deadline is June 27, 2018 by 3:00 pm ET. For additional key dates and information, visit OCFS' website.

Other Articles in Funding


April 01, 2021

AFD Foundation Grant Opportunity

The AFD Foundation's 2021 Community Improvement Grants program supports organizations working to improve the quality of services for young people ages 5 to 25 in all five boroughs of New York City. The program will offer 15 organizations a 3-year $1,000,000 grant. Organizations that apply will be immediately considered eligible based on the foundation's radical trust initiative. Grantees will then be randomly selected through a lottery drawing that will take place on May 1,2021. To apply simply submit your email address.

February 17, 2021

SparkYouth NYC RFP

SparkYouth NYC is soliciting proposals for participation in its 9th cohort. The cohort's funding and participation will run from 2022 through 2024. Selected organizations receive both a multi-year investment and a comprehensive nonprofit management curriculum to encourage programs and their leadership to invest in the future by hiring and developing staff, increasing program capacity, improving facilities and deepening support for NYC youth. Applications are due by March 12, 2021, and decisions will be made this summer.

February 01, 2021

2021-2026 Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program Competitive Grant Application

New York State Education Department has posted an RFP for competitive funding for the Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program. Please see the RFP and appendix documents for details on eligibility and submitting a proposal. Written questions will be accepted by email until the end of business on February 10, 2021. Instructions for submission to this grant can be also be accessed through this portal.

January 15, 2021

Youth Service Improvement Grants

William T. Grant Foundation's Youth Service Improvement Grants (YSIG) program supports activities to improve the quality of direct services for young people ages 5 to 25 in the five boroughs of New York City. The goal is to strengthen existing services by helping youth-serving nonprofit organizations address challenges or remedy problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact. Awards are $25,000 each and support projects lasting one year, starting on September 1, 2021. Applications are due March 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM. For complete instructions on preparing a proposal, download the 2021 Application Guide.

December 02, 2020

The David Prize

The David Prize will award $200,000 to the five best ideas to improve New York City, with funding from the Brooklyn-based Walentas Family Foundation. Past recipients include a housing assistance program envisioned by an LGBTQ activist, jobs support for immigrant day laborers in Queens, and efforts to build NYCHA anew through more composting. Applications and nominations will be accepted through January 1, 2021.

September 15, 2020

Honnold Foundation Community Fund

The Honnold Foundation’s Community Fund supports solar PV installations for community-based nonprofits with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leadership in the most polluted places in the United States. Community Fund grant recipients will receive funding for the installation of a solar PV system on or near their building. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply.

January 02, 2020

Tech and Society Challenge: Youth Voice in the Digital Age

Susan Crown Exchange is seeking to support programs, initiatives, or campaigns that respond to the following Challenge: How can young people inspire their peers to use technology in healthy ways and make digital spaces better for everyone? They expect to award grants at two tiers: 1) prototype, experimental, or early-stage grants of $50,000 per year (up to two years); and 2) implementation grants of $100,000–$250,000 per year (up to two years) to organizations with established records and detailed plans who want to scale their work. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis until the deadline of 6:00 PM on January 31, 2020. Submit your letter of inquiry through their Foundant portal.

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.