Northeastern Students4Giving Announces 2012 Grantees
Northeastern Students4Giving is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011-2012 Northeastern Students4Giving Grants.
Following a rigorous, student-led review process that spanned two semesters, NS4G concluded its 2011-2012 grant making cycle with three awards:
Program funding was awarded to two organizations addressing intimate partner violence:
Brookview House, for a peer-to-peer intimate partner violence awareness and prevention program in Boston high schools
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project, for support and advocacy on clients’ behalf in areas such as health, housing, and legal matters
Capacity building funding was provided to one organization that nurtures thriving families:
Smart from the Start, to build in-house capacity to increase families’ financial literacy and money management skills
Please join us in congratulating the grantees for their outstanding work in the community.
Northeastern Students4Giving 2012 Request for Proposals
Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) is requesting proposals for its 2012 funding cycle. This year, students will award grants in two areas:
Program funding will be available for organizations addressing intimate partner violence. Preference will be given to organizations serving marginalized communities and/or nontraditional families and partnerships. One $10,000 grant or two $5,000 grants will be awarded.
Capacity building funding will be available for organizations committed to nurturing thriving families. Applicants must adhere to a strict definition of capacity building and demonstrate an established commitment to holistic, family- or relationship-centered, and strengths-based programming. One $10,000 grant will be awarded.
Important Dates and Information
- Applicants must serve the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Mission Hill, Fenway, or the South End.
- Organizations may only apply for one type of NS4G grant this year.
- The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to February 24, 2012.
- Decisions will be announced in early April 2012.
- The complete guidelines and applications form for each funding track are available below.
- For more information, please contact NS4G at 617.373.4020 or NS4G@neu.edu.
Application Materials – Program Funding/Intimate Partner Violence
NS4G thanks the Learning by Giving Foundation for supporting this funding track.
Application Materials – Capacity Building/Thriving Families
NS4G is a philanthropy education program that enables students to make a positive and lasting impact in the communities where we live and learn through grant making. We make grants to community-based nonprofit organizations that address critical economic and social challenges facing the Boston neighborhoods of Mission Hill, Fenway, Roxbury, and the South End. Through our grantmaking and volunteer work, we further strengthen the relationship between the Northeastern University community, our grantees, and the neighborhoods they serve.
Since 2008, students have used a consensus-based approach to manage all stages of the NS4G funding cycle, from conducting needs assessments through making grant determinations. Past funding priorities have included youth violence, households at risk due to financial insecurity, and positive youth development. Our philanthropy is informed by coursework in human services and nonprofit management as well as many experiences students have had working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector. NS4G is advised by NS4G Program Director Rebecca Riccio and Human Services Director Lori Gardinier, MSW, PhD. Our decision making is completely independent of any other relationships that applicants may have with the university.
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