The William T. Grant Foundation program seeks to improve the lives of youth by supporting small to medium-size youth-serving organizations that have already had some success but lack the funds to make needed improvements in their programs.
The foundation's Youth Service Improvement Grants program, which awards grants in the amount of $25,000, is open to community-based organizations in the five boroughs of New York City working to improve the quality of the services they offer to young people between the ages of 5 and 25.
To be eligible, applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; be a community-based organization that provides services to youth in the five boroughs of New York City; serve youth between the ages of 5 and 25; serve youth directly; and have an operating budget between $250,000 and $5 million. In the case of organizations that serve youth only, this should be the total organizational budget. In the case of multipurpose organizations (i.e., those not exclusively focused on youth), the organizational operating budget must be less than $20 million, and the budget for services to youth (direct and indirect costs) must be between $250,000 and $5 million.
Public/private schools are ineligible for consideration.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the William T. Grant Foundation website.