Established in 1948 by Jim Casey and his siblings, the Annie E. Casey Foundation was created in honor of their mother, Annie, a widow who toiled to support her children. Deeply impacted by their own experience and inspired by her sacrifice, the Caseys focused the foundation’s mission on improving the lives of the nation’s most at-risk children and building healthy communities and stable families.
In support if this mission, the foundation is seeking proposals through its Atlanta Civic Site program for community-led workforce efforts designed to help residents in Southwest Atlanta develop their skills and secure well-paying jobs.
In 2019, the program will prioritize four key areas: active resident engagement (specifically within the NPU-V or a comparable neighborhood); capacity to develop talent and career pathways; partnership; and dedication to racial equality.
Through the program, grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to community-based partnerships working to improve career development opportunities for residents of Southwest Atlanta.
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2019. A pre-submission information session will be held on February 12.
Eligible candidates must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be incorporated as a not-for-profit in the state of Georgia. Applicants must also represent diverse partnerships of service providers, residents, and employers.
See the Annie E. Casey Foundation website for additional information about the information session, complete program guidelines, and application instructions.