Learning to Give, Giving to Learn
Northeastern Students4Giving Announces
2009 Grant Opportunities
Funding Available for Youth Violence Programs in Mission Hill, Fenway, Roxbury, and the South End.Apply Here for 2009 (deadline passed)
Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) is a collaborative effort among Northeastern University students committed to making a positive and lasting impact in the communities where we live and learn. We make small grants to community-based non-profit organizations that address critical economic and social challenges facing the Boston neighborhoods of Mission Hill, Fenway, Roxbury, and the South End. Our funding priorities include, but are not limited to, affordable housing and homelessness, community development and public safety, education and youth violence, public health, and elder services. Through our grant-making, we hope to strengthen the relationship between the student body of Northeastern University, our grantees, and the communities they serve.
How We Work
In 2007, Campus Compact and Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund initiated Students4Giving, a program to promote the study and practice of philanthropy among college and university students. In 2008, Northeastern University was one of ten schools selected to receive a Students4Giving grant establishing a donor-advised Fidelity Gift Fund Giving Account. The Giving Account will be managed by students under the auspices of NS4G, enabling them to put their knowledge about the theory and practice of philanthropy and non-profit management into action. Inspired and informed by relevant coursework in human services and non-profit management, service-learning assignments with non-profit agencies, and a philanthropic student club, NS4G members have defined the mission that will guide their philanthropic giving and implemented procedures to manage all stages of the funding cycle, from conducting needs assessments through making grant determinations. NS4G is advised by Human Services Program Director Lori Gardinier, MSW, PhD, and Rebecca Riccio, a lecturer in the Human Services and Sociology Departments, with support from Kristen Simonelli, Associate Director and Service-Learning Coordinator of the Center of Community Service.
What We Fund
Our funding priority for the 2009 funding cycle is youth violence. We will favor proposals for grants in the range of $1,000 to $3,000 that demonstrate how a small infusion of cash can make a meaningful difference in efforts to curb youth violence in our target communities. However, we will consider requests for up to $7,500 if an organization can provide a highly compelling reason to justify the additional funding. Applicants must be registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations located in and serving one or more of our target communities: Mission Hill, Fenway, Roxbury, and the South End.
Important Dates and Information
- Applications must be post-marked by February 20, 2009. – Grant awards will be announced in early April, 2009. – Please mail all applications to: NS4G
Human Services Program
360 Huntington Avenue; 500 Holmes
Boston MA 02115
For more information, please contact NS4G at 617-373-4020 or NS4G@neu.edu
2009 Application Documents
Students4Giving Guidelines 2009 (deadline passed)
Students4Giving Application 2009 (deadline passed)
Northeastern Students4Giving Announces
2009 Grant Awards
Funding was available for Youth Violence Programs in Mission Hill, Fenway, Roxbury, and the South End communities.
Funding from Northeastern Student4Giving will support HSTF Peace Tour, a series of screenings of a youth-produced, anti-violence documentary entitled “Looking for Peace: One Block at a Time” followed by youth-led discussions on how to halt the epidemic of violence in our community.
Funding will cover monthly T passes for one year for ten at-risk youth ages 16-21 from Urban Edge housing development to attend one year Career Explorations and Skills Internship Pilot program.
Funds will support of Take Back the Kitchen at Haley House Bakery Café, our cooking, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle education program for at-risk youth.