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Eligibility Information:
Your organization is eligible to apply if:

  1. The organization has a 501(c)(3) designation.
  2. The organization’s funding request will address the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families (FFCYF) Outcomes. A listing of the FFCYF Outcomes is located in the FFCYF Request for Proposals (RFP), and www.fund4cyf.org/about-cfl .
  3. FFCYF will consider funding requests for programming that will ONLY support children, youth, and/or families ONLY located in the following geographic areas:
    >District of Columbia
    >The Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William, and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park, and Leesburg in the Commonwealth of Virginia
    >The Counties of Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s in the State of Maryland
    >Statewide efforts in Virginia
    >Statewide efforts in Maryland
  4. Additionally, the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families will not fund organizations that discriminate in the provision of services or in employment practices based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and any other characteristics protected by applicable law. This policy does not prohibit funding of programs that meet specific needs of populations based on gender, age, disability, ethnicity or national origin. By submitting a application your organization attests to this fact.

Types of Support:
Program/project support: If your organization is seeking support for a program or project, it must address one or more of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ Outcomes.
General operating support: If your organization is seeking general operating support, ALL of the organization’s programs must address one or more of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families’ Outcomes.

Grants Available:
Applicant organizations may request between $5,000 to $50,000 for general operating support, or program/project support, which can include the following programming: direct service, advocacy, public awareness and education efforts.

Available Funding:
Approximately 2 million

Request for Proposal (RFP) Guidelines, Submission Instructions, Documents, and Templates:
See below for the RFP guidelines, submission instructions, documents, and templates needed to complete your organization’s proposal.  Click on the document to access a copy of the file.

  1. Request for Proposal Guidelines and Application Submission Instructions
  2. Summary Chart

Informational Webinars and Outcomes Funding Webinars:
The Informational Webinar provides an overview of the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families, and The Community Foundation’s application and submission process. The Outcomes Funding Webinar provides technical assistance on the Outcomes Funding Framework and application, which is the chosen framework for the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in a Informational Webinar and a Outcomes Funding Webinar.  For a list of upcoming Informational Webinars and Outcomes Funding Webinars including dates, times and registration information please visit:  www.fund4cyf.org/outcome-funding-workshops-and-proposal-webinars/.

Application Deadline and Notifications:
Applicants must submit a completed application via The Community Foundation’s online application system (ONLY) no later than 4:00pm, Friday, July 14, 2017.  Final award decisions will be announced December 2017.

Please direct all questions and comments to Alicia Reid, Community Investment Officer, areid@thecommunityfoundation.org.

All information regarding the Fund for Children, Youth, and Families is available at www.fund4cyf.org.