While the American education system has put much money and effort toward improving in-class education in public schools, after-school programs are often harder to justify in already-stretched school budgets. This statement is especially true in high-poverty, high-crime areas where under-served students are likely to drop out of school or engage in risky behaviors.
A 2014 CDC Health Survey tell us that roughly 2% of the U.S. population self-identifies as gay or lesbian. In an update to our series of blog posts on grant funding for special populations, such as veterans and senior citizens, we feature three funders in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer) program area. If you are an organization that speaks to the needs of the LGBTQ population, whether for health, education, or the arts, here are some of the largest foundations that support grant funding for this population:
When looking for a grant to fit your organization’s needs, consider both government grants and foundation grants. While both types can provide the funding you need, government grants can take six months to a year for review while private foundations typically take only three months. So, if you need a quicker turnaround, you may want to look at which private foundations are giving the most money and consider how you can appeal to those foundations’ goals. Here are 10 foundations that are giving the most money.