Foundations and Funding Sources

For assistance in financing collaboration efforts, refer to the following foundation and reference guide on funding sources.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Douglas W. Nelson, Executive Director, 701 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202, (800) 222-1099 or (410) 547-6600

This independent foundation was incorporated in 1948 in California. Donors include Annie E. Casey, James E. Casey, and other members of the Casey family. The organization provides funding for disadvantaged children and their families. Funding supports foundation-developed initiatives that raise public awareness of children's status, influence public policy, reform major service-delivery systems, and demonstrate innovative and effective service delivery.

The organization's scope of interest includes child welfare, education, family services, youth, delinquency, public policy, law and justice, and the disadvantaged. The organization also assists with minority education, employment, leadership development, urban development, and social, mental, and health services. The Annie E. Casey Foundation publishes a Kids Count book each year that provides statistics on the status of children throughout the country.

The Foundation does not provide grants to individuals, but does support research, conferences, seminars, special projects, and technical assistance to organizations working with disadvantaged children and families.

Reference Guide. For more information on funding sources for establishing integrated service programs, refer to the National Guide to Funding for Children, Youth, And Families, 2nd Edition, April 1993. This guide provides information on approximately 3,000 foundations and corporate direct-giving programs that provide funding to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of children, youth, and families. Each entry includes the grantmaker's address, contact person, purpose statement, and application submission information. The guide also includes 8,000 sample grants that were recently awarded by many of the organizations included in the publication. In addition, grantseekers will find six indexes to assist them in finding the sources of funding suited to their needs.

The information listed above is excerpted from a companion resource booklet for NCREL's Urban Audio Journal (Vol. 1, No. 1), Shared Responsibilities--Changed Lives: School-Linked and Community-Based Integrated Services (1995), an audiocassette produced by NCREL's Urban Education Program.

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