Strategic Leadership Grant: Strong Starts—Safe Communities
This year the High Point Community Foundation Grants Committee seeks applications for the Strategic Leadership Grant that will promote “Strong Starts—Safe Communities.” The goal is to promote systems, networks, and programs that ensure children (from conception through 3rd grade) are able to enter school ready to learn. We are concerned about the ways that violence in our homes and neighborhoods creates ecosystems of trauma that adversely affect children.
We can see grants addressing violence, domestic abuse, mental health services for children, parenting classes, nutritional classes, mentoring and tutoring, the development of early childhood support services, and more. As a catalyst grant, we seek applications that will develop new and innovative ways to address the challenges our children face. While the grant can only be awarded to one 501(c)3 organization, we especially encourage grants that aim at system-level change, which requires collaboration across agencies and sectors.
The goal of the Strategic Leadership Grant is to focus the resources of the Community Foundation on a creative catalyst project that can move the needle on one of High Point’s most challenging issues. Through this multi-year grant, we intend to support a local organization that is being innovative, building coalitions, and creating the capacity of long-term change in our city.
This year’s focus is on improving outcomes in our schools. We want projects that bring together multiple stakeholders to support our schools, so the young people in this community have a chance to thrive.
• An agency can apply for both the Strategic Leadership Grant (SLG) and the High Point Community Foundation (HPCF) Community Impact Grant, but can only be awarded one. The SLG takes precedence.
• An agency cannot hold a SLG and a HPCF Community Impact Grant at the same time.
• The application period is from June 12, 2019 – August 14, 2019. Apply here.
• Agencies that have been previously funded for 2 years in a row through the HPCF Community Impact Grant cycle are eligible to apply for the SLG this year.
• The SLG proposal must detail a timeline for the release of the funds. In most cases the total fund allocation will not be made all at once, but rather checks will be issued each November if the multi-year project meets its benchmarks.
• Grantees must abide by the same mid-year evaluation to which all other grants are subject to for each year of the grant award. Progress at the mid-year evaluation will be instrumental to the determination of whether or not to continue funding the grant. The determination of whether to continue funding will be made by September of each year.
• All other Community Foundation Grant Policies apply.
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