William G. McGowan Charitable Fund: Homelessness

Posted by William G. McGowan Charitable Fund on June 23, 2014

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

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.

The fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to homelessness, as well as initiatives designed to help eradicate the condition of homelessness in the long term. Programs must include education or job training, as well as job placement and retention counseling, and provide evidence-based support services to help remove barriers to self-sufficiency for homeless individuals. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting, and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant follow up.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization located in one of the foundation’s geographic focus areas (Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, or Pennsylvania); be able to document a record of past success in program delivery; and have a demonstrated, quantifiable track record of delivering support services that get homeless individuals on a pathway to stabilization and self-sufficiency. In addition, applicants must be able to define the key measurables, benchmarks, and accountability standards for project participants and demonstrate the ability to track and record long-term outcomes for program effectiveness and sustainable change.

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


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