The foundation funds community grants that enable children and youth to be successful in school. Monies specifically encourages programs that serve economically disadvantaged children and youth by seeking to empower them by supporting their families and others to inspire, nurture, educate and guide them to achieve long-term stability and well being.
The Foundation funds programs that: 1) enable children and youth to be successful in school; 2) provide access to resources to promote a healthy lifestyle for children and families; 3) assist children and youth to develop positive relationships with adults, life skills and positive decision making; 4) support families' ability to nurture and support their children; and 5) provide direct access to quality arts and creative expression.
Giving is limited to New Haven, CT, and Minneapolis, MN. Carolyn Foundation Format and Minnesota Common Grant Application Format preferred. Visit foundation Web site for updated application guidelines, download of application and cover sheet forms and procedures, and a cover sheet is required.
Grant requests should not exceed 6 pages. An application form also is required. Check Web site for initial approach. The Foundation generally favors programmatic contributions over capital grants, and generally makes one-year awards. An organization is generally eligible for a grant not less than every 36 months.