Call for Proposals for Spring Grant in United States closing date 15 April 2021

Southern Africa Youth Project has published the Call for Proposals for Spring Grant in United States closing date 15 April 2021

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  • Eligible Country: United States
  • Closing Date: 15 April 2021
  • Categories of Organisations: All organisations 
  • Opportunity Type: Call for proposal
  • Submit Application: Online
  • Inviting Company/Donor: The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
  • Website for Application and information:  Click Here 


The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, Inc invites applicants for its Grant Program that offers unrestricted, general operating grants to eligible non-profit 501(c)(3) partners.


The Foundation is committed to using trust-based values to create meaningful, impactful relationships and reduce the inherent power imbalances of the traditional funding model.

Grant Priorities

  • Academic Achievement and Education:
    • Programs and services that advance educational equity in learning and academic achievement through access to high quality education. The grant making focus includes wrap-around educational programming from birth through college with an emphasis on the following:
      • Early Childhood Education
      • Academic Support and achievement
      • STEAM
      • Reading and literacy
  • Healthy Youth Development:
    • Programs and services that support the ongoing needs of young people from birth through 25 including:
      • Social-emotional learning
      • Mental and behavioral health
      • Reducing mental health stigma and discrimination
  • Economic Opportunity:
    • Programs and services that increase employment access and opportunity, including:
      • Job training
      • Financial literacy
      • Workforce and career readiness
      • Reading and literacy
  • Basic Needs:
    • Programs and services that remove barriers to short and/or long-term needs of individuals and families. Specific areas of grantmaking include:
      • Food Security through food banks and pantries, community gardens, and sustainable food sources
      • Housing via emergency shelter, and transitional/long term stable housing
      • Transportation and Daycare to pursue education and/or maintain employment
  • Communities of Focus:
    • The Foundation places an emphasis on supporting organizations that work with individuals and communities that include:
      • Economically disadvantaged
      • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
      • Youth (birth through 25) and families
      • Individuals impacted by the criminal legal system

Funding Information

  • The average grant award is $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An organization must have current tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located and offer programming in one of 19 operating states (AZ, CO, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NV, NE, OH, OR, ND, SD, WA, WI or UT).
  • The Dreams Foundation grant funding does not support:
    • Individuals
    • Fundraising events and sponsorships
    • Memorial grants
    • Places of worship
    • Scouting groups
    • Lobbying, political or fraternal activities
    • 501c3 organizations outside of our 19 operating states

For more information, visit Dreams Foundation.

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