Partnership for After School Education

August 04, 2017

Request for Applications from the William T. Grant Foundation's​ Youth Service Improvement Grants funding

William T. Grant Foundation's Youth Service Improvement Grants program awards grants in the amount of $25,000 and is now open to community-based organizations (CBOs) in the five boroughs of New York City that want to improve the quality of the services they offer to young people. To be eligible, applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and be a CBO that provides services to youth in the five boroughs; serve youth ages 5 - 25 directly; and have an operating budget between $250,000 and $5 million. Public/private schools are ineligible for consideration. Complete program guidelines and application instructions are available on the William T. Grant Foundation website. Applications are due September 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

Other Articles in Funding

June 03, 2021

Brooklyn Community Foundation Spark Prize

The Brooklyn Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Spark Prize. In total, they will distribute $600,000 to honor the work of values-driven Brooklyn nonprofits that have demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing racial justice in our borough and have a dynamic vision for the future of their organization. Finalists will be notified in October 2021, and winners will be announced in early January 2022. Applications must be submitted before June 25, 2021.

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,, with questions or fill out a brief application if you want to sign up.