Foundation / Corporation
Finance of America (FOA) Cares
08/30/19 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of human services, veterans, and youth. Funding is intended to provide veterans and the community with basic needs such as housing and nutrition, and to support youth programs aimed at helping youth become contributing members of society.
FOA's focus areas for grantmaking to nonprofits include the following three focus areas:
In an effort to recognize the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of the country, FOA proudly supports active military personnel, veterans, and their families on a local level. FOA provides resources to nonprofit veterans' service organizations whose programs connect veterans and their families facing hardships to an array of critical human services in the following categories:
- Direct Human Service programs that address basic needs, including assistance with clothing, hunger relief, and combating homelessness.
- Education and Career transition initiatives that prioritize readjustment to civilian life after military service, while maintaining stability for their families.
- Financial stability and education services, including support regarding all aspects of housing and home ownership assistance.
FOA's goal is to serve the emerging and long-term needs of the nation’s veterans and their families.
The future drivers of change for the development and stability of the country are today’s youth. FOA supports life-enhancing programs that engage youth within their communities, schools, social groups, and families, that are positive and constructive to the development of their character, and enable all young people to reach their full potential. FOA's focus is centered on nonprofit programs and services that connect youth to the following services and/or programs:
- Character and Leadership development services and programs that acknowledge all youth as having the capacity for positive growth and further develops and/or strengthens youth assets.
- Risk Prevention initiatives to avert risky behaviors and attitudes in youth, and efforts that work to address negative behaviors.
- Civic Engagement/Involvement organizations that provide opportunities for youth to contribute to their schools and broader communities through volunteer service.
FOA's goal is to empower youth to become compassionate and responsible members of society.
Human services attempt to meet basic human needs by focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems. We are committed to improving the overall quality of life for individuals and families at their point of most urgent need. To achieve this, we’re engaged in numerous initiatives with nonprofits whose programs and services prevent or end homelessness in the following categories
- Emergency shelter, rapid-rehousing, and permanent supportive housing.
- Local food banks, soup kitchens, and school-based child feeding and nutrition programs that provide hunger relief.
- Thrift stores providing household furnishings and clothing.
FOA's goal is to enhance access to basic needs for underserved individuals and families.
GrantWatch ID#: 184172
It is expected that maximum grant per recipient will be $5,000.
Award Period: November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications and all required documentation must be submitted directly to:
Ashley Pruitt, FOA Cares Program Director
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