Building self-reliance in children and youth
The foundation’s main focus areas are:
Programs should focus on giving youth in need the skills necessary to become physically and mentally healthy, educated, and able to access resources within themselves and within their communities. The foundation prioritizes organizations that employ sound youth development practices in their work. It also has a particular interest in supporting organizations that engage with foster youth.
GGS Foundation does not make grants to individuals, endowments, events, annual appeals, videos, medical research, capital campaigns, and conferences. The foundation only supports non-sectarian programs.
The Foundation accepts proposals two times each year (spring and fall). Please check the website often as dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Foundation will accept proposals for the April 2013 meeting from Wednesday, January 2 through 5 P.M. on Friday, January 11, 2013.
The Foundation will accept proposals for the November 2013 meeting from Monday, July 8 through 5 P.M. on Friday, July 19, 2013.
The Foundation encourages submission of proposals and attachments by email (as PDF files whenever possible). Please send your proposal to email@example.com; note that you do not need to provide paper copies. If you do not receive an email within 2 business days confirming that your proposal has been received, please contact Wendy Yu Einhorn at (415) 561-6540 x212.
The staff of the foundation will communicate any changes to the status of your request in a timely fashion. A final decision will be made no later than April 30, 2013 for the spring cycle, and no later than November 30, 2013 for the fall cycle.
To ensure that the foundation is able to support a broad spectrum of organizations, the board prefers that two full years elapse between grant awards. For example, if an organization received a grant in spring 2012, it would be eligible to apply for funding for the spring 2014 grant cycle. At the trustees’ discretion, however, organizations may be invited to apply for funding in consecutive years.
Proposals must include the following:
The GGS Foundation is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment. Please clasp the proposal materials with a single binder clip; do not use staples. Do not send audio-visual materials, binders, folders, or pamphlets unless requested.
Annie Yates, Senior Program Officer
1660 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 561-6540 x207