Number of annual grants: 1
Size of grant: $1,000,000
Types of grants: Capital, Pilot or Program Expansion
Target population: Children in the greater Los Angeles area
Applications process: By invitation only
Format: Use only the Letter of Inquiry form, revised annually and given to invited applicants between September and November of each year.
Grant Outreach for the 2024 grant will open in September 2023.
Grant Outreach for the 2024 grant will close on November 10, 2023.
Grant decision made: November 2024
Grant decision announced: November 2024
Funds available for grantee: January 2025
Exceptions to deadlines: None
The following comprise the official eligibility guidelines that are presented on the Everychild Foundation website. These are the guidelines potential grantees review before submitting an LOI. Applicant agencies must meet all of the following eligibility guidelines:
1. The agency is ideally seeking funding for an innovative project that targets a specific, critical, unmet, direct-service need of children in Los Angeles County.
2. The critical unmet need identified by the applicant agency can best be addressed by private philanthropy, alone or in combination with public funding. However, applicants should note that we do not consider applications for funding to replace lost dollars from other public or private sources, we do not fund operating expenses, and we do not fund the reorganization of existing services.
3. The project serves a significant proportion of the children who need the service. If the project will initially serve a small number of the total children in Los Angeles County who need the service, we would prefer the project be replicable, but it is not mandatory. If potentially replicable, the applicant must discuss how: (i) the project would be a replicable prototype and (ii) the agency would disseminate information about the prototype.
4. If the project includes services to adults, the agency must demonstrate that children are the primary population served, and adult involvement is integrated to improve those services to children.
5. A one-time grant of $1 million can constitute any of the following:
• All or a substantial part of the entire funding for the project.
• Complete funding for a discrete portion of a larger project.
• Final funding for a larger, otherwise fully funded project.
• We do not want our grant to be “a drop in the bucket.” The agency must demonstrate how our funding is essential to the success of the project.
6. The agency must demonstrate that it has the organizational capacity and experience to:
• Implement and sustain the project.
• Administer our grant, based on the agency’s history of administering grants of comparable size.
• Develop or continue diverse fundraising strategies to sustain ongoing operations and fund this and other projects of comparable scope.
7. We fund the following types of projects:
8. The project is already part of the agency’s overall strategy and will be ready for implementation in the calendar year following the grant award in November. We generally do not provide lead grants, particularly for projects requiring substantial funding. For multi-year projects, we would expect to see concrete results within the first year of the grant.
9. The agency is an acknowledged leader in its field of children’s services.
10. The agency’s board of directors is comprised of unpaid volunteers.
11. The agency is headquartered in and its primary service is focused in Los Angeles County. It does not benefit from a national fundraising affiliation.
12. The project and agency are non-sectarian and the agency does not proselytize or target sectarian populations for services.
13. The agency is able and willing to help publicize the Everychild Foundation gift and can provide suitable donor recognition opportunities.
14. The project purpose does not duplicate the previous year’s Everychild Foundation grant.
15. Should you anticipate any leadership changes within the organization or if the CEO/ED is planning to retire, please discuss with your assigned Grant Outreach Committee member. Depending on the situation, it may impact your agency’s ability to move forward through our process.