Grants for homeless assistance programs and services.
Looking for grants to offer assistance programs and basic services like food and shelter to the homeless community? The Instrumentl team has compiled a few sample grants to get you headed in the right direction.
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The DanPaul Foundation
The DanPaul Foundation will use its resources to help train teachers and parents in early childhood development, protect children from abuse and neglect, stimulate children's personal social responsibilities, and offer them opportunities for enrichment and growth.
The Foundation will also encourage children to be concerned and informed about the environment and the underprivileged, particularly with regard to clean air and water, and adequate housing and nutrition for all.
The DanPaul Foundation believes that children should have ample opportunities for enrichment in their lives, and thus strives to provide many different ways to enrich and expand children's minds through direct programs and monetary support to organizations doing similar work.
We have provided or currently provide grants related to the following program areas:
- Workshops, Conferences, + Seminars: We strive to offer educational workshops, conferences, and seminars for parents and teachers on topics related to early childhood development.
- Student Scholarships: We aim to help students attending post-secondary education institutions by providing need-based and academic scholarships.
- Scientific Endeavors: We desire to advance scientific endeavors which seek to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
- Clean Air + Water: We hope to pass on knowledge and practical life skills to youth regarding their personal responsibility to the environment, teaching them about issues surrounding clean air and water.
- Child Advocacy: We believe in protecting children from abuse and neglect and particularly love to support programs that provide education and assistance to children as well as organizations advocating or caring for vulnerable children.
- Homelessness: We want to encourage young people to take a personal interest in seeing that adequate housing and proper nutrition, especially for the underprivileged and homeless, are available.
- Poverty + Neglect: We seek to help those in poverty as well as educate youth about their responsibility to consider the underprivileged and take care of those most in need of life's basic essentials like adequate housing and proper nutrition.
- Refugee Enrichment: We wish to help refugee youth by supporting programs that provide them enrichment and help them transition to life in a new country.
The DanPaul Foundation provides grants to 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organizations as defined by the IRS. The Foundation is interested in providing funding to programs that directly serve the health, education, development, and welfare of the world's youth.
Grants range from a few hundred dollars up to $15,000 per calendar year.
Fluor Giving Programs
Fluor's giving programs focus support on organizations around the world where the company has a presence (see locations here). Fluor and The Fluor Foundation contributed more than $7.5 million in 2016 in financial support to community initiatives and programs.
Areas of Focus
EducationFluor believes education, particularly the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), is a foundational component of success in the 21st century. Therefore, Fluor supports higher education and university STEM programs, as well as those benefiting grades K-12 (approximately ages 6 to 18), with particular emphasis on:
- STEM teacher training and professional development
- Middle and high school (approximately ages 12 to 18) STEM programs
While Fluor generally does not provide funding directly to school clubs or events, it does fund selected universities to support engineering programs, scholarships and student association programs.
Social ServicesAs a global company, working in both developed and underdeveloped countries, we recognize how important it is to ensure that people have access to basic needs. To this end, we support organizations that:
- Provide food, such as food banks and meal services charities
- Shelter the homeless, abused and orphans
- Offer prevention programs and emergency services during crises, such as food, shelter and counseling
Community and Economic DevelopmentIf communities thrive, so do the businesses and residents that work and live there. No doubt, the stability of a community is greatly affected by the condition of its infrastructure and its ability to attract and retain talent. To help ensure this vibrancy is maintained and nurtured, Fluor is committed to supporting programs that:
- Build quality, affordable and energy efficient low-income housing
- Refurbish existing substandard housing and general infrastructure
- Create jobs or develop workforces by providing job training or retraining for adults
- Prepare youth to compete in today’s global economy
- Assist with rebuilding or infrastructure support in case of a natural or man-made disaster
EnvironmentAs an engineering and construction company, Fluor is very sensitive to its impact on the environment and the need to ensure its preservation for generations to come. As such, Fluor is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment and supports organizations that protect natural resources and habits through:
- Conservation, restoration and beautification
- Environmental education
At Owens Corning, expanding our impact through sustainability is a core value and an essential element of our business. Our commitment to sustainability begins with the recognition that the foundation of a sustainable enterprise is built on financial strength, environmental stewardship, great and relevant products, innovative thinking and sustainable talent. We recognize that it is not merely sufficient to reduce our footprint on the planet, but must also expand our handprint through our strategies and actions.
As a global leader in building materials and composite solutions, we recognize that our products can make a substantial impact in critical-needs shelters and safe, efficient housing.
Donations of building materials are focused in several key areas:
- Building and rehabilitation of safe, efficient housing for those in need;
- Neighborhood revitalization projects;
- Revitalization of shelters and community centers; and
- Disaster relief.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
RFP: Economic mobility focused on the needs of individuals and families
We focus on the economic mobility of individuals and families by investing in workforce development & education and addressing basic needs.
Today, more than 40 million people are living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet. Many working families are still forced to make tough spending decisions. Access to basic needs (e.g., food, shelter, affordable childcare, transportation) and the ability to find meaningful employment are challenges faced by many. That’s why we partner with nonprofits that are working to alleviate poverty and create pathways to economic success.
Funding Priorities and Examples
Coronavirus has had a significant impact on all populations and a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations who have experienced increased unemployment and higher levels of infection. In response, we’re partnering with organizations addressing the economic and social conditions that affect an individual’s health, access to community-based health services, crisis-prevention tied to family stabilization programs, and other poverty related issues.
- Longer term determinants of health – services that improve health outcomes with an emphasis on community-based healthcare, food access, mental health counseling, substance use disorder rehabilitation.
- Family stabilization – access to crisis prevention programs and wrap services including help with immediate and safe shelter, free or subsidized benefits like internet access, utilities, childcare, transportation, financial assistance and recovery.
- Services for the homeless – programs that prevent or end homelessness, such as rental assistance, emergency shelter, rapid-rehousing, and permanent supportive housing.
Workforce Development & Education
Employment is a key driver of economic mobility. That’s why we’re focused on building pathways to employment by supporting a range of workforce development and educational opportunities that will help vulnerable individuals and families stabilize and advance.
- Youth employment – high-school completion programs, skills-training (hard and soft skills), first-time employment, internship, apprenticeship, and mentoring, especially for youth and young adults out of school and work.
- Alternative pathways for adults – job preparedness, training, skill building, college or vocational certification, career counseling, placement, job retention, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
- Barriers to employment – organizations that focus on comprehensive support services to help people needing additional assistance to overcome extraordinary barriers to employment (i.e. case management for individuals with disabilities, the formerly incarcerated, and foster care youth).
- National service – national service opportunities for people to make a positive impact on their communities while developing professional skills.