Robins Foundation’s second Com
Do you run a nonprofit (501c3) child care program? Did you know you are eligible for the Robins Foundation’s upcoming grant cycle? Watch the recording of the webinar we held on May, 10th to learn more about this opportunity.
This grant cycle will support organizations responding to urgent and/or structural issues that threaten widespread access to high-quality childcare and educational opportunities for children ages 0-5. The grants are designed to support successful applicants achieving specific, articulated outcome(s), within 12-24 months of award, on:
- ECE provider and infrastructure support: childcare programs that offer high-quality early care and education and organizations that improve the effectiveness of such programs, including through workforce recruitment, development, and retention.
- ECE policy and advocacy: organizations that leverage advocacy to support system-wide, structural improvements in the early childhood education sector.
- Parenting support & engagement: organizations that work to support parenting – particularly those organizations with a track record of impact and trust within the community – and boost parents’ skills from pregnancy through school entry.
$20,000 - $100,000 for immediate actions and anticipated results through September 2023.
Robins Foundation will consider applications from organizations that meet the following requirements:
- 501 (c) (3) organization.
- Project must solely serve children aged five or under, or families with children aged five and under, in the greater Richmond region (Chesterfield, Henrico, Petersburg, and Richmond City).
- Organization is maintaining and/or creating new initiatives, partnerships, and efforts to support young children, their parents, and/or to change policies that create an effective early childhood system.
- Please note that Robins Foundation has, and will continue to, consider support to faith-based organizations which utilize a secular curriculum and inclusive admissions practices.
Strong preference will be given to proposals that meet one or more of the Foundation’s ECE priorities:
- Promote high quality learning environments and caregiver-child interactions in home and/or school/childcare settings.
- Focus on creating the conditions for a talented and sustainable early childhood workforce.
- Are engaged, or plan to engage in 501(c)(3)-allowable legislative advocacy, shifts in culture/public perception, and/or concrete changes in conditions at the local and state level.
- Are led and/or designed by representation of the directly impacted population, particularly those who are low and middle wealth, people of color, differently abled, and/or long-time residents.
INELIGIBLE PROJECTS FOR 2022:
Proposals are ineligible for funding if they exclusively focus on:
- Travel to conferences or other events
- Budget shortfalls or cash flow issues
- Capital investments
Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, May 9, 2022. Decisions for support will be made in September 2022. In order to apply, you must first fill out the Pre-Grant Questions form and have a pre-grant application call with a program officer; failure to follow these steps will result in your application being deemed ineligible. Email responses to Pre-Grant Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25, 2022, after which our Program and Grants Manager will email you a link to schedule your pre-grant call. A pre-grant application call will be scheduled no later than May 27. Once discussion is completed, organizations will have until Friday, June 10, 2022 to submit a full proposal.
Grant applications will be available until the submission deadlines below. And as always, please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
- Grant Cycle Opens: Mon. May 9
- Virtual Information Session: May 10 at 10am (register here)
- Pre-Grant Calls: May 2 – May 27
- Pre-App Questions Due: May 25
- Grant Cycle Closes: Fri. June 10
- Notice of Grant Decision: Early September