WHAT WE FUND
Help For Children grants are made to charitable organizations that address child abuse through prevention or treatment. Our grants provide support to ongoing program services, to programs looking to expand, and to new programs/projects. Time-limited projects are also funded, such as the writing of a sexual abuse prevention workbook.
Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care (HFC) grants are awarded to charitable organizations in four impact areas that address child abuse and through four practice areas described below.
Educating children to heighten awareness of what abuse is and how to avoid it; educating adults on how to recognize signs of abuse in children.
Counseling sexually and physically abused children & youth to allow for healing.
BUILDING INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS
Supporting abused youth in building resilience and coping skills to prepare for a successful and stable adulthood.
Linking at-risk families to community support services and addressing issues of domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness and substance abuse to
prevent child abuse.
- Direct Services: Counseling, group work, home visits, mentoring, coaching and case management
- Education: Education programs for children, parents and communities as well as professional development/training for practitioners
- Advocacy: Public Services announcements and digital/print projects
- Research: Qualitative and quantitative research on child abuse issues
WHAT WE DO NOT FUND
Help For Children does not fund lobbying activities, annual fundraising drives and projects undertaken by individuals. HFC also does not make multi-year grants.
If you have any questions about your organization's eligibility, please contact Sumudu Waas, Grants Manager and Board Liaison, at 212-991-9600 ext. 343 or s
WHERE WE FUND
The funds raised at each HFC benefit are used to support eligible non-profits who are providing services in the area where the event was held. HFC funds organizations in the following geographic areas:
HOW WE FUND
Help For Children uses a two-stage process for the grant application:
STEP 1: Letter of Intent
- After reviewing the Funding and Geographic Guidelines, complete and submit the Letter of Intent. Deadlines for the Letter of Intent vary by geographic area.
- After review, selected organizations are invited to submit a full proposal. Declined Letters of Intent are acknowledged.
- Note that current grantees skip the Letter of Intent stage if they are reapplying for the same program. While current grantees are encouraged to reapply, they are not guaranteed continued funding.
To review and complete the Letter of Intent with further details for submission, please download: Letter of Intent.
STEP 2 (by invitation only): Request for Proposal
- Complete the Request for Proposals and submit as directed, along with the supporting documentation.
- All proposals are reviewed by a Grants Committee, made up of Help For Children staff, Board members, and the Academic Consultant.
- Site visits are scheduled with potential grantees.
- The Grants Committee, with the guidance of the Academic Consultant, makes the final funding decisions and grants are awarded.
- Applicants are notified of their grant status the month before the grant year begins.
In each region, HFC establishes a partnership with a child welfare specialist known as the Academic Consultant. The Academic Consultants fulfill three important roles:
- They train the Grants Committee members about child abuse.
- They guide the Grants Committee through the grant selection process, ensuring that grant recipients provide high quality, best practice services in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
- They provide oversight and evaluation of HFC funded programs.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU IF FUNDED
- If there is a change to the original amount requested, grantees must submit an updated budget and logic model.
- Grantees agree to work with their Academic Consultant to refine and review expected outcomes, establish a reporting procedure, and determine final evaluation outcomes.
- Grantees are required to submit outcome and financial reports on a regular schedule.
WHEN WE FUND
The application deadlines differ based on the geographic location of the organization.
If you have any questions about how to apply, please contact Sumudu Waas, Grants Manager, at 212-991-9600 ext. 343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.