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CWF provides grants to 501(c)3 organizations operating in the New York City metropolitan area. It does not accept unsolicited proposals, but inquiries in the form of a one page letter of intent are welcome at any time.

LETTER OF INTENT

The Fund accepts letters of intent including the approximate amount sought on a rolling basis. They should be directed to nycwf1010@gmail.com. Telephone inquiries are not accepted.

PROPOSAL

Once requested, the grant application 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

Should contain no more than five pages of narrative reporting on the previous year and requesting support for the upcoming period . They may include appendices with evaluation data and budgetary detail. The report should include:

  1. The number of clients (children, caretakers, others) served.(for some grants this will not be appropriate)
  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?
  6. A TWO-COLUMN BUDGET ONE FOR THE WHOLE PROJECT WITH ALL SOURCES OF REVENUE AND A SECOND WITH THE PORTION OF THOSE EXPENSES BEING SOUGHT FROM THE CHILD WELFARE FUND.
  7. Detail on efforts made or in progress to secure other funding for the project and their prospects

The Board reviews applications three times a year, in March, June, and November. In order to be considered,

DEADLINES

Applications are due at the following time

January 15 for March funding

April 15 for June funding

September 15 for November funding

INTERIM REPORTS

Due approximately six months after the grant is received. This interim report should include: a narrative of no more than five pages including progress made toward the goals of the project, the number of clients served (if appropriate), the ages of infant/toddlers involved, efforts made to identify new revenue flows, challenges, if any, of the project, and evaluation data (these may be in an appendix) and lessons inferred from those data. It should also include a two column budget as in the proposal itself with sources of revenues and expenditures to date for the project as a whole and the portion financed by the CWF grant.

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.