Partnership for After School Education

August 21, 2019

Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants funding

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.

Other Articles in Funding

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.

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.

December 18, 2018

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 25, 2019, 5:00 pm ET. Grant winners will be notified in May 2019. Watch a recorded webinar on how to apply for the grant.

November 20, 2018

Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge

Applications are now being accepted for the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge, a $1M challenge for nonprofit and university innovators. Verizon and NYC Media Lab are searching for cutting-edge educational technologies that can transform middle schools nationwide. 10 Challenge winners will each receive a $100,000 grant to build upon their research and missions in a 5G-enabled environment. Apply online by Friday, November 30, 2018.

November 20, 2018

Spring 2019 Online Scholarship Applications for FDC and FDC for Leaders

The Department for Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is offering Spring 2019 Scholarships for both the Family Development Credential (FDC) Program for frontline staff and the Family Development Credential Program for Leaders for supervisors, managers and directors. These intensive professional development training opportunities emphasize empowerment and family support as a way of delivering human services, education, and health to individuals, youth and families. Classes begin on Friday, February 22, 2019. Online Scholarship Applications are due by December 19, 2018. For further program information, please contact Rhodesia Humphrey at 646-343-6224,

October 18, 2018

DYCD Concept Paper Released - Feedback Welcomed

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has released the concept paper for the Horizon program. The Horizon secure juvenile detention facility located in Mott Haven, Bronx, will house 16 - 21 year olds who are detained and part of the Raise the Age law. The purpose of the Horizon program will be to provide high quality, engaging activities and supportive relationships that foster social and emotional well-being, build life skills, and to offer opportunities for youth to explore career options that build on their strengths and reflect their interests. Interested parties should send comments to by October 24, 2018. Please enter “Horizon Concept Paper” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released through the HHS Accelerator system.

May 16, 2018

Empire State After-School Program Proposal Request

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.

May 16, 2018

COMPASS Elementary and SONYC Programs (Public Schools) Request for Proposals 2018

The Department of Youth and Community Development has released two Request for Proposals (RFP) for the COMPASS Elementary and SONYC Middle School programs. Organizations prequalified in the relevant service areas will be able to view and apply through the Accelerator system. COMPASS Elementary programs seek to promote positive youth development, foster social and emotional skills, and encourage youth leadership through engaging activities that incorporate hands-on learning in safe, welcoming environments. SONYC programs encourage youth to pursue their passions and develop new interests with support from qualified and caring adults. They offer participants opportunities to experience the joy of learning outside the classroom while fostering social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Attend an optional pre-proposal conference to learn more. The proposal due date for both RFPs is July 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

April 06, 2018

The Brooklyn Community Foundation Spark Prize

The Spark Prize is a signature program of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Brooklyn Accelerator, a hub for building capacity and resources in the borough’s flourishing nonprofit community. In order to apply organizations must meet each of the following requirements: be in operation for longer than five years, serve the people and communities of Brooklyn, minimum organizational budget of $350,000, have a 501(c) 3 determination letter or MOU from the fiscal sponsor, and have an active governing body. Submit a completed online application by noon on May 11, 2018.