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New funding opp: Discretionary grants up to $20,000

By Marco Ornelas

Looking for a way to inspire the youth in your afterschool program? Want to start a project but don’t have the necessary funds to start?

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation offers grants of different amounts for projects big and small! Through a fairly simple application process, you can receive anywhere between $1,000 and $20,000 to start projects like bike share programs, art enrichment activities, or STEM exposure projects. The possibilities are endless!

Grant Name: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Description: $1,000 to $20,000

Eligibility requirements: Grants are considered for IRS-qualified non-profit organizations located within the United States, including museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.

Deadline: November 10, 2017

How to apply: Applicants may submit a three-page letter of request with an itemized budget for the program or project, along with the total operating budget for the organization. A 200-word synopsis of proposal is required. All material must be mailed to:

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Attn: Mary P. Surrey, President

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 414

Washington, DC 20007

Tips: Requests must be submitted by regular mail (not email). Interviews are not granted for organizations. More information on the requirements can be found here