Children's Fund Grant Opportunities
One of the main purposes of the Children's Fund is to provide grants in support of projects that benefit children and families. The Children's Fund Board of Trustees looks for projects that:
- Advocate for the essential rights and welfare of children and youth
- Promote learning environments that facilitate optimal development
- Produce effective interventions that address both learning and social–emotional issues that impede a child's success and well-being
- Embrace individual and group differences of children and youth based on gender and diverse ethnic, cultural, language, and experiential backgrounds
The NASP Children's Fund is reaching out to help provide relief for NASP members, their students, and schools impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes in recent months. The NASP Children's Fund has made additional money available for distribution to NASP members in affected states.
Disaster Relief Application
Please contact Sally Baas with any questions.
Basic Needs Tiny Grants Available
The Board of Trustees of the NASP Children's Fund continues to have a limited number of Basic Needs Tiny Grants available for this fiscal year.
Preapproved Tiny Grants provide reimbursement up to $200 to individual NASP members for the purchase of a basic need item for a child. Examples are: dental work, glasses, coats, clothing, and food.
Tiny Grants Application
Please contact Janet Friedman with any questions.
Service Grants in amounts of $500 to $3000 are available and must provide direct benefit to children. Applicants must be school psychologists and must be current members of both NASP and The Children's Fund. Examples of Service Grants that have been approved in the last several years include a district-wide community reading day, a project focusing on prevention of bullying, and a project that provided a gifted and talented lending library and resource bank for families of gifted children in an economically underprivileged neighborhood.
Service Grants Application
Please contact Mark Roth with any questions.
Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants
Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants of up to $500 are available to student groups or individuals who develop projects that assist their fellow students. These grants may be used for antibullying projects, appreciation for diversity projects, or any other program that focuses on student assistance. The application may be submitted by a student and/or student advisor but must be countersigned by the Responsible Adult Fiscal Agent. The Responsible Adult Fiscal Agent must be a current NASP member who will be responsible for:
- overseeing the project
- ensuring that the grant funds are spent for the purposes intended as stipulated in the grant application
- submitting all receipts for expenses to the Children's Fund. Grant recipients are also required to submit a short written report summarizing the project and its success. Up to five Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants will be awarded each year.
Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants Application
Please contact Beverly Winter with any questions.