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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood’s Grant Program (US)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 16, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on January 30, 2022
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The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is offering grants to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States.

Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare.

The Foundation’s goal is to provide seed money to implement those imaginative proposals that exhibit the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children, on a national scale.

The Foundation will not fund:
• programs outside of the United States
• the operation or expansion of existing programs
• the purchase or renovation of capital equipment
• the staging of single events (e.g. concerts, seminars, etc.)
• the creation or acquisition of works of art or literature
• the activities of single individuals or for-profit entities
• political or religious organizations
• programs with religious content
• programs to benefit children residing in foreign countries
• medical research applicable to both adults and children.

Utilize This Offer

The Foundation will only fund:
1. U.S. organizations with a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status;
2. A project with an outcome that will likely be of significant interest to other professionals, within the grantee’s field of endeavor, and that would have a direct benefit and potential national application;
3. Grant applications that:
a) define measurable outcomes,
b) include credible methods for documenting and assessing results,
c) provide for financial accountability in the application of funds, and
d) include detailed, prudent implementation budgets.

As an incubator of innovative research and development directed to improving the general welfare of young children, the Foundation will not fund more than the first year of multiple year projects.

The Foundation provides funding in the following areas:
a) Early Childhood Welfare;
b) Early Childhood Education and Play;
c) Parenting Education.

The Foundation employs a two-step grant application process that includes the submission of both a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and a Full Proposal–the latter only by those applicants requested to do so.

The next deadline for submitting a LOI is January 31, 2022.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 16
Oct 16

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thanks, Ana.