To honor the legacy of William G. McGowan, who believed that every person has the potential to achieve if provided opportunities, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has issued a Request for Proposals in support of projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals.
To that end, the fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to homelessness. Programs must include education or job training and job placement and retention and provide evidence-based support services designed to remove barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals who are homeless. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting, and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant follow up.
To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in one of the McGowan-funded geographic regions (Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, or Pennsylvania); be able to document a record of past success in program delivery; and have a demonstrated, quantifiable track record of delivering successful support services that put homeless individuals on a pathway to stabilization and self-sufficiency.
See the McGowan Charitable Fund website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.