April 2003Vol. 4, No. 3Website Offers Funding Alternatives for Youth Development
The National Youth Development Information Center (NYDIC) offers a number of resources for organizations seeking funding for youth development or other child welfare-related programs.
The fund development section (www.nydic.org/nydic/funding.html) of the NYDIC website features a searchable database listing more than 100 national foundations, community and family foundations, awards and scholarships, corporate giving programs, federally funded programs, and sources for staffing assistance. (Editor's note: this link is no longer available, but information can be found under the "funding" section of their website at www.nydic.org/nydic/.) For each listing, grant-seekers will find details such as:
- Geographical restrictions
- Areas of focus
- Project interests
- Average grant size
- How to apply
Also on the site are basic tips about funding youth development programs, how to use demographic data to demonstrate the need for a program, and links to other sources of funding information.
NYDIC, a project of the National Assembly through its affinity group the National Collaboration for Youth, provides practice-related information about youth development to national and local youth-serving organizations. Visit their website at www.nydic.org/nydic/index.html.