Funding Frequently Asked Question #3
I would like to start a community program for abused and neglected children. Where can I find information on funding sources?
Very few individuals are eligible for State or Federal grants. Each Federal grant program funding announcement describes the types of organizations that are eligible to apply for funding. Information on applying for Children’s Bureau grants is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/programs_fund/index.htm#general.
Information on the Administration for Children and Families’ Faith-Based and Community Initiative is available at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/resource/the-center-for-faith-ba.... Small or local organizations should also look into applying to local funding resources. Many local corporations have charitable or informal giving programs and local foundations often support community programs with similar goals or interests. Information on these sources of funding is available from Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, on its website, Private Corporation Funding at http://www.childwelfare.gov/management/funding/funding_sources/corpor....
In addition to the information cited above, Child Welfare Information Gateway also provides a comprehensive web section, Funding, on its website at http://www.childwelfare.gov/management/funding/. The site includes links to information and resources on planning, identifying, managing, and sustaining funding efforts aimed at improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.