Projects That Address Homelessness

Posted by William G. McGowan Charitable Fund on January 30, 2017

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Issues Request for Proposals for Projects That Address Homelessness

To honor the legacy of William G. McGowan, who believed that every person has the potential to achieve if provided opportunities, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has issued a Request for Proposals in support of projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals.

To that end, the fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to and/or with the potential to eradicate the condition of homelessness over the long term. Programs must include education or job training, job placement, and retention and provide evidence-based support services to remove barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals who are homeless. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant followup.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization; be located in one of fund’s priority geographic regions (Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, or Pennsylvania); and have a demonstrated, quantifiable track record of delivering successful support services that assist homeless individuals on a pathway to stabilization and self-sufficiency.

Letters of Interest must be received no later than March 15, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 1, 2017.

See the McGowan Charitable Fund website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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