Grant Opportunities

IMPORTANT: The Children’s Trust does not endorse, recommend or provide references for any third-party vendors or consultants offering services to current providers or applicants to any solicitations. Typically, application training is provided directly by The Children’s Trust when a solicitation is released, and applicants can submit questions in writing to Trust staff during a specified timeframe for each solicitation.

Listed below are upcoming, current or recent grant opportunities. Please check this page frequently for updates.

 
Community Engagement Notice of Funding Availability - Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Only

The Community Engagement Fund of The Children’s Trust hopes to build on existing community assets, encourage collaboration and support the sustainability of successful programs and projects. All funded programs/projects must support the mission and values of The Children’s Trust. The fund includes two portfolio areas, (1) Direct Service and Program Enhancements and (2) Promotion of Citizen Engagement, Advocacy, and Leadership. The Community Engagement Fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. In accordance with the procurement policy, section 2010, Community Engagement Fund Policy. 

Please Note: Applications for this grant must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed activity and are accepted on a rolling basis until budgeted funds within the fiscal year are exhausted.  Additionally, all application reviews will be conducted on a set 90-day schedule (quarterly). This means that application that are submitted the minimum 90-days prior to the start of their activities will only be reviewed within four (4) designated review periods of our Fiscal Year. These periods are December, March, June, and September. This means that request for support of services in January must be submitted by the corresponding date in October for review in December. Items reviewed in September will only be considered for funding under the next fiscal year beginning in October.  

Required Documentation

Additional Resources for Applications

NOFA 2019-13 Direct Services and Program Enhancements
The Community Engagement fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. The Direct Service and Program Enhancements portfolio of the Community Engagement Fund aims to provide support for community-based services. This funding can only be used to provide service enhancement to existing programs. The service population to be addressed must be demonstrated as a high-need community or population, or where some physical or safety factor prevents access to existing services.  The typical grant award is expected to be no more than $10,000.00. A defined application criterion has been developed. Specifics of this solicitation can be found within the supporting documentation. 

The Community Engagement and Community Outreach grants application window is temporarily closed and will reopen on January 9, 2023.  Please note, as previously required, all applications must be submitted 90 days prior to the start of the program or event date.

 

NOFA 2019-14 Promotion of Citizen Engagement, Advocacy, and Leadership
The Community Engagement fund is a noncompetitive opportunity that provides community partners not directly funded by The Children’s Trust the opportunity to seek funding for programs that support communities as well as children and their families in Miami-Dade County. The Promotion of Citizen Engagement, Advocacy, and Leadership portfolio of the Community Engagement Fund aims to provide support for community-based planning, organization and collaboration. This funding can only be used to support collaborative community projects. These collaborative efforts must have the intent to develop and/or operate in partnerships that promote citizen led engagement, advocacy, and governance at variable stages of progress of the project. The typical grant award is expected to be no more than $10,000.00. A defined application criterion has been developed. Specifics of this solicitation can be found within the supporting documentation. 

The Community Engagement and Community Outreach grants application window is temporarily closed and will reopen on January 9, 2023.  Please note, as previously required, all applications must be submitted 90 days prior to the start of the program or event date.

 

Community Outreach Activities - Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Only

The Children’s Trust may participate in and/or sponsor community outreach activities that support the mission and values of The Children’s Trust, in accordance with the guidelines and policies as indicated in the Procurement Policy document below in the downloads.

Applications for this grant must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed activity and are accepted on a rolling basis until budgeted funds within the fiscal year are exhausted.

Required Documentation

Resources for Applications

The Community Engagement and Community Outreach grants application window is temporarily closed and will reopen on January 9, 2023.  Please note, as previously required, all applications must be submitted 90 days prior to the start of the program or event date.


Operational Investments

Please visit the Procurement page for operational investment solicitations.


Other Resources

Candid.
www.candid.org
An independent nonprofit information clearinghouse on grants available throughout the United States with headquarters in New York, and additional libraries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco. Candid is a nonprofit organization, combined from Foundation Center and Guidestar, that provides the most comprehensive data, analysis, and tools needed to track and understand the millions of dollars given to and used by nonprofits around the world. Candid offers publications, including directories of foundation and corporate grant makers (Foundation Directory Online FINs), research advice, custom research, and database searching. The web site includes online training in grant seeking, proposal writing, and funding research, as well as an online librarian.

For more information on how to access Funding Information Network (FIN) locations, click here

Grants.gov
www.grants.gov
Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies, and encompasses over 900 grant programs offered by the twenty six Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding over $350 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits, and other organizations.

Miami-Dade County
www.miamidade.gov
An extensive directory of current grant opportunities from a variety of local, state and national sources. 

National Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Economic Vitality Center
www.councilofnonprofits.org
This resource was developed to help nonprofits better understanding the current economic climate and assist in accessing strategies to help navigate the economy so that nonprofits can provide community services more effectively.

Be sure to visit the Helpful Links page to find additional resources for organizational management.