Investing in the well-being of young people
As we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are re-opening our Children, Youth & Families Program for one grant cycle in 2021 with a focus on youth emotional well-being. (Please note: These are not our typical capacity building grants which focus on organizational effectiveness but rather project grants, as described below.)
To keep the well-being of children and youth at the forefront of our response and recovery, we are offering youth development nonprofits in our catchment area a one-time grant opportunity to develop new or expanded programs and resources that enhance emotional health supports for children of all ages.
Emotional Well-Being Grant Guidelines 2021:
Programming may be targeted to children, parents/guardians, caregivers, teachers, and others working directly with youth, and could include one-on-one supports, support groups, education, outreach and messaging, or other creative strategies that address a range of issues including, but not limited to, stress, anxiety, depression, fear, loneliness, and grief.
Applicants must have a 501(c)3 designation and be based in or primarily serving constituents in our catchment communities which include Acton, Concord, Framingham, Hudson, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Natick, Stow, Sudbury, and Wayland.
Applicants may request up to $20,000 in funding. A limited number of grants will be available.
Interested nonprofits should submit a Concept Paper for review by July 8, 2021.
Concept Paper due July 8, 2021
(Concept papers are required. Staff will acknowledge
and provide feedback as quickly as possible.)
Grant Proposal due in August (Date TBD)
Decisions made in mid-October 2021
Please download and follow the format of the 2021 CY&F Emotional-Well-Being-Concept-Paper. Proposals will then be invited for submission in August with decisions announced in October.
(In general, nonprofits may receive one Sudbury Foundation grant per calendar year. However, 2021 is an exception. If you have received a Foundation grant in 2021, please contact the executive director to determine your eligibility for this program.)
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- Recent grant awards
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Updated December 21, 2020