Funding Opportunities


Virginia Funding Opportunities

21st Century Community Learning Centers: (21st CCLC): The 21st CCLC (Title IV, Part B) program supports the creation of opportunities for academic enrichment during non-school hours for children. The program helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics; offers students enrichment activities that complement regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Virginia Grants: Terry McAuliffe, Governor or Virginia, and his administration launched this site after recognizing the need for a one-stop resource that compiles and regularly updates these often hard to find opportunities. Virginia Grants also offers important resources for navigating the complex grants-application process.

Federal Funding Opportunities

Afterschool Alliance: Getting funding and long-term sustainability can feel daunting, but with the right tools, you can get set for success. You’ll find all the tools and resources you need to get started and plan for the future here. For a fee, offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process. A database of the many grants that are available across federal agencies. Search on keywords that represent the types of educational opportunities that apply to your work to find relevant grants.

The Wallace FoundationThe mission of The Wallace Foundation is to expand learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone. Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Projects funded are opportunities that develop important new insights and evidence in areas of interest, and real world tests of innovative concepts.

United Way: Funding and Sustaining Out-of-School Time (OST) Initiatives: United Way provides expertise to an Out-of-School Time program’s long-term sustainability strategies and plans to raise funds from a diverse group of investors. Their actionable toolkit provides a learning module on addressing funding and stability.

Youth Service America (YSA): Youth Service America's mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action and make an impact of vital community issues. YSA coordinates Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service, as well as, distributes grants for service and service-learning projects.