Looking for information on state funding opportunities for afterschool and expanded learning? Check out our Public Funding News page.
The Wallace Foundation is a national philanthropy that seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children. Their Knowledge Center has a compilation of valuable resources and financial tools for “fiscally fit” management. The organization identifies four key areas of strong financial management in order to deliver high-quality services: Planning, Monitoring, Operations, and Governance.
The Wallace Foundation has also developed a Cost Calculator for afterschool programs to determine their “reasonable” costs and priorities. Before taking the assessment, organizations should consider the following components necessary to developing next steps: Program Goals, Implementation, Size & Staffing and Results.
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. They have outlined resources to support organizations plan for their futures including the following tools: an online tutorial, new funding sources, tips on writing proposals and funding publications that will help through the process.
ExpandED Schools (formerly TASC) is a nonprofit organization that helps urban schools give kids more time, more ways, and more opportunities to learn so that everyone can succeed. ExpandED’s Youth Funders Database is a very comprehensive search tool for funding. This funding opportunities database provides the expanded learning time field with the latest public and private funding information for a wide range of programming such as: Academics, Art, Music, Theater, College & Career Readiness, Financial Literacy, Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, and Safety, Crime & Violence Prevention.
The Network for Youth Success also emails out funding opportunities and includes additional opportunities in the Network for Youth Success’ Membership newsletters. Become a member of the Network for Youth Success to receive these announcements.
It's #CACFPweekNY! #CACFP helps #afterschool providers pay for healthy meals & snacks for kids in their care. In NY, thousands of providers participate, but many more are eligible! The savings really add up! Learn more: AfterschoolMealsNY.org #CACFPweekNY ... See MoreSee Less
Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honor the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.Residential schools were church-run schools where approximately 150,000 Métis, Inuit and First Nations children were sent between the 1860s and the 1990s. The schools harmed Indigenous children by removing them from their families, forcing them to speak English or French instead of their ancestral languages, disconnecting them from their culture and traditions and forcing them to adopt Christianity in order to assimilate into Canadian society. The government has since acknowledged that this approach was wrong, cruel and ineffective, and offered an official apology to the Indigenous people of Canada in 2008.www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs0iwY6YjSk... See MoreSee Less