Brady Education Foundation Seeks Applications for Program Development and Evaluation

Agency: Foundation Center
State:
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • X - Lease or Rental of Facilities
Opps ID: NBD15003707166504922
Posted Date: Sep 28, 2017
Due Date: Dec 1, 2017
Source: Members Only

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty.

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting Stage-One applications for projects related to the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective, and sustainable.

1) Program Development: One-year grants will be awarded for projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families). Priority will be given to projects that represent strong collaborative relationships between researchers and practitioners, as well as other community stakeholders as appropriate, and where the community/population being studied is represented in the project's leadership team; develop programs consistent with strength-based approaches rather than deficit models; leverage other funding; and/or develop programs that, in addition to showing promise of being effective, show promise of being affordable, accessible, and sustainable. Past Program Development grants have ranged between $25,000 and $276,000.

2) Existing Program Evaluation: Grants for up to three years will be awarded for projects that evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families). Preference will be given to projects that represent strong collaborative relationships between researchers and practitioners, as well as other community stakeholders as appropriate, and where the community/population being studied is represented in the project's leadership team; projects that evaluate programs consistent with strength-based approaches rather than deficit models; projects for which operational funding for the program is already secured so that funding from the foundation is used only for evaluation activities; projects that evaluate programs that show promise of being affordable, accessible, and sustainable; projects that employ randomized control designs (including wait list-control designs when assignment to wait-list condition is randomized); and/or projects that evaluate effects on measurable child outcomes. Past Existing Program Evaluation grants have ranged between $241,000 and $792,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Stage-One applications must be received no later than December 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit Stage-Two applications by April 1, 2018.

Visit the Brady Education Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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