Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New York Life Foundation Seeks Proposals from New York City and Westchester Nonprofits Serving Children

Since 2004, the New York Life Foundation Awards Program has supported smaller nonprofits by providing six $25,000 grants per year: one in each New York City borough and one in Westchester County, NY. These grants are earmarked for one-time-only support for existing programs.

Can you apply for a Foundation Awards Program grant? Yes, if:

- Your program is located in and serves young people in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, or Westchester County in New York.

- The total budget for your organization is $5 million or less.

- Your organization is a 501(c)3 and has at least two full-time staff members.

- Your program serves disadvantaged youth, including those who are in foster care or aging out of foster care, are homeless, or are neither in school nor working.

- Your program prepares young people for higher education or the workplace and equips them to be responsible citizens. Program activities should enrich academic performance and educational commitment; provide a foundation in basic skills, such as reading, writing, mathematics and science, and enhance thinking skills, such as decision-making, problem-solving and reasoning.

Apply from October 1 to December 15, 2009