The 2013 grant cycle for the Good Neighbor Grant has closed. The deadline was January 8, 2013. Please check back in early summer for updated information regarding the application deadline for the next grant cycle.
The Good Neighbor Grants program was established in 2012 to identify and strengthen ties with youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the Northern Virginia, metropolitan Washington, DC, and Maryland areas that are helping students with significant financial need reach their fullest potential through education.
The following information will help you determine if your organization is eligible for a Good Neighbor Grant and provide you with guidelines on how to submit proposal.
1. Review Our Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for a grant, your organization must:
- Be classified as a public charity and tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
- Focus on K-12 education, college access and completion, or visual and performing arts education,
- Be located in and benefit the following geographic areas: Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, and Prince William County in Virginia; the cities of Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Falls Church in Northern Virginia; the District of Columbia; and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland; and
- Not have received a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation within the twelve months preceding the current submission deadline.
Examples of eligible programs include: after school academic enrichment opportunities, college access advising programs, summer arts programs, service learning, college STEM recruitment and retention strategies, and internship programs. The Foundation is interested in supporting new and existing programs.
Selected grantees will receive a one-time grant of between $10,000 - $35,000 that may be used over a one-year period. Funding is intended for application towards specific project or program-based costs. Note that the grant request may not fund general operating support, capital improvements, endowments, lobbying, or activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations.
2. Submit a Proposal
To request a JKCF Good Neighbor Grant, please submit the following:
- Completed Proposal Form (please read Grant Information Form prior to completing; click here for pdf format)
- Completed detailed Project Budget
- Copy of the organization’s IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)3 tax exempt status
- The organization’s current fiscal year budget, including expenses and revenues
- Most recent financial statement (audited, if available; if not available, attach page one of Form 990)
- List of Board Members with affiliations
Submission deadline for the Good Neighbor Grant program was January 8, 2013, and we are not accepting proposals at this time. All applications submitted prior to the deadline will undergo a committee review process. The Foundation will notify awardees no later than February 28, 2013.
To read about 2012 Good Neighbor Grant recipients, please click here.
If you are interested in applying for this grant and would like to receive notification when the grant cycle reopens, or if you have questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.