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Grants to USA Nonprofit Organizations for Programs
Related to Human Services, Youth, and Veterans Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Finance of America (FOA) Cares

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Deadline Date:

08/30/19 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of human services, veterans, and youth. Funding is intended to provide veterans and the community with basic needs such as housing and nutrition, and to support youth programs aimed at helping youth become contributing members of society.

FOA's focus areas for grantmaking to nonprofits include the following three focus areas:

In an effort to recognize the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of the country, FOA proudly supports active military personnel, veterans, and their families on a local level. FOA provides resources to nonprofit veterans' service organizations whose programs connect veterans and their families facing hardships to an array of critical human services in the following categories:
- Direct Human Service programs that address basic needs, including assistance with clothing, hunger relief, and combating homelessness.
- Education and Career transition initiatives that prioritize readjustment to civilian life after military service, while maintaining stability for their families.
- Financial stability and education services, including support regarding all aspects of housing and home ownership assistance.
FOA's goal is to serve the emerging and long-term needs of the nation’s veterans and their families.

Youth Development:
The future drivers of change for the development and stability of the country are today’s youth. FOA supports life-enhancing programs that engage youth within their communities, schools, social groups, and families, that are positive and constructive to the development of their character, and enable all young people to reach their full potential. FOA's focus is centered on nonprofit programs and services that connect youth to the following services and/or programs:
- Character and Leadership development services and programs that acknowledge all youth as having the capacity for positive growth and further develops and/or strengthens youth assets.
- Risk Prevention initiatives to avert risky behaviors and attitudes in youth, and efforts that work to address negative behaviors.
- Civic Engagement/Involvement organizations that provide opportunities for youth to contribute to their schools and broader communities through volunteer service.
FOA's goal is to empower youth to become compassionate and responsible members of society.

Human Services:
Human services attempt to meet basic human needs by focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems. We are committed to improving the overall quality of life for individuals and families at their point of most urgent need. To achieve this, we’re engaged in numerous initiatives with nonprofits whose programs and services prevent or end homelessness in the following categories
- Emergency shelter, rapid-rehousing, and permanent supportive housing.
- Local food banks, soup kitchens, and school-based child feeding and nutrition programs that provide hunger relief.
- Thrift stores providing household furnishings and clothing.
FOA's goal is to enhance access to basic needs for underserved individuals and families.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184172

Estimated Size of Grant:

It is expected that maximum grant per recipient will be $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Award Period: November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

FOA Cares is pleased to invite applications from mission-driven nonprofit community-based organizations.

Please note that FOA Cares will not provide support for:
- Organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.
- Religious organizations, except for non-sectarian activities.
- Fraternal, political, advocacy or labor organizations.
- Political campaigns and/or lobbying.
- Individuals or private foundations.
- Annual funds of hospitals or colleges and universities.
- Tickets and goodwill advertising.
- General operating costs, i.e. salaries, rent, insurance.
- Endowments.
- Multi-year commitments.
- Organizations whose key employee(s), director(s), officer(s), and/or agent(s) is convicted of fraud or a crime, and/or is being investigated involving any other financial or administrative impropriety.
- Event, conference or seminar sponsorship or entry fees.
- Organizations whose mission and/or focus areas do not align with FOA Cares.

Pre-proposal Conference:

To address general needs, an optional Technical Training will be available during select days in July and August for interested applicants to attend.

Technical Training & Question/Answer Webinars (Optional to Applicants):
July 18 and August 15, 2019

Interested applicants are encouraged to learn more about the grantmaking process by registering for one of the webinars available during select days in July and August. Contact the FOA Cares Program Director to request an invitation.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted directly to the FOA Cares Program Director on or before Friday, August 30, 2019 by 5 p.m. EST/2p.m. PST. Organizations should aim to submit their application at least one day in advance of this deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. No changes or additions will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

2019 – 2020 Grant Cycle Planning

- Application Opens: July 1, 2019
- Technical Training & Question/Answer Webinars (Optional to Applicants): July 18 and August 15, 2019
- Application Deadline: August 30, 2019; on or before 5pm EST
- RIC Reviews Screens/Reviews Applications: September 2019
- Grant Application Status to Applicants: October 2019
- Site Visits (Optional): January – May 2020
- Mid-Year Progress Report (Awarded Grantees Only) Deadline: April 30, 2020
- Final Progress Report (Awarded Grantees Only): November 30, 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications and all required documentation must be submitted directly to:
Ashley Pruitt, FOA Cares Program Director

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