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CWF provides grants to 501(c)3 organizations operating in the New York City area. It does not accept unsolicited proposals, but inquiries in the form of a one page letter of intent are welcome. They should be directed to nycwf1010@gmail.com. Telephone inquiries are not accepted.

Once requested, grant applications should include no more than a 3 to 5-page narrative. The applicant should provide details of the work for which it seeks support (why is the work needed, who and how many individuals/families will benefit from it, who will provide the services, etc), and a description of expected outcomes and how those outcomes will be evaluated.

The 3-5 page narrative should be accompanied by

  • a copy of its 501(c)3 designation letter including its EIN
  • a budget for the project WITH TWO COLUMNS ONE FOR THE COST OF THE WHOLE PROJECT WITH ALL SOURCES OF REVENUE AND A SECOND WITH THE PORTION OF THOSE EXPENSES BEING SOUGHT FROM THE CHILD WELFARE FUND
  • a list of other committed or potential supporters for the project
  • a budget for the overall agency
  • a list of agency supporters, both public and private
  • a list of the board of directors with their professional affiliations
  • latest audited financial report for the agency

Renewal applications must be accompanied by a report on the project during the grant period. The report should include:

  1. The number of clients (children, caretakers, others) served.
  2. The nature of services provided, i.e. duration of services, number of sessions, staff qualifications, staff training, and other relevant information.
  3. An evaluation of the effectiveness of the services. This should go beyond self-reports of participants.
  4. What were the biggest challenges encountered, and how will they be addressed if CWF funding is renewed?
  5. What lessons were learned?

The Fund accepts letters of intent including the approximate amount sought on a rolling basis.

The Board reviews applications three times a year, in March, June, and November. In order to be considered, applications for March funding should be submitted by January, for June funding by April, and for November funding by September. Renewal applications must be accompanied by a report on the progress of the grant though the date of the renewal application.

We confine our grants to a period of one year, though we are entirely open to renewing support for successful projects in subsequent years. We normally hope the funded organization will seek funding of proposals from other foundations, especially in subsequent years of a project.