To meet its objective of addressing complex challenges
to break through the cycles of urban poverty by creating solutions
that are both innovative and results-oriented, the foundation awards
three types of grants: planning, seed funding for start-ups and demonstration
programs and capital projects.
The Foundation selects projects to be awarded grants
based on following criteria including:
- a well articulated mission;
- demonstration of need and clearly defined goals
- potential for project to take innovative approaches
to solving problems;
- ability to provide measurable results through
an evaluation process;
- capacity to advance knowledge base in field;
- enhancement of opportunities for beneficiaries
to improve their quality of life;
- delivery of increased efficient and effective
- internal capacity to achieve expected goals; and
- evidence of strong financial stability and ability
to leverage other sources of funding.
The Foundation regrets that its resources are limited
and that it will not be able to support all worthy proposals.
Once the grant has been awarded, the Foundation reserves
the right to monitor the progress of the project during the grant
period and to withhold payments of the grant should the grantee
not comply with or fall short of the specified goals and objectives
as set forth in the grant request. Typically, the Foundation does
not release a press announcement on each grant. However, if the
recipient wishes to issue its own announcement, the Foundation requests
that the recipient review any material with the Foundation prior
If your request is funded or declined, please wait
a year before submitting another proposal.