Grantmaking Guidelines July 2010 – June 2011

Funding Priorities:
(updated 07/30/10)

  1. Support Services for Homeless and Foster Care Youth (September Docket)
    The Foundation funds support services for young persons (ages 5-16) who are homeless, in shelters, in transitional housing, or in foster care, to assist in bringing stability into their lives and to foster their development of trusting and healthy relationships. The Foundation prioritizes programs that provide safe and supportive physical and emotional environments.
    - Application deadline is June 14, 2010

  2. Preparing Disadvantaged Youth for Independent Futures (December Docket)
    The Foundation funds programs that develop potential in young persons (age 16-24) by exposing them to meaningful experiences in the workplace and by assisting them in finding suitable work placements. We fund programs that teach soft skills that assist youth in getting and keeping employment, helping to insure their independent futures. We support programs that target youth from low-income backgrounds, with a priority given to transition-age foster youth, and youth who are homeless or are at-risk of becoming homeless.
    - Application deadline is September 15, 2010

  3. Setting the Stage for Education (March Docket)
    The Foundation funds infant, toddler and pre-school programs for children (birth to age 5) that demonstrate a commitment to quality early childhood development through smart program design, excellent facilities, qualified staff (who are supported by professional development opportunities), and that serve a majority of children from low-income backgrounds. The Foundation will fund professional development opportunities and, on occasion, the enhancement of facilities.
    - Application deadline is December 15, 2010

  4. Participation in the Arts (May Docket)
    The Foundation funds programs that offer opportunities for young people (age 5-18) to actively participate in the arts. We fund programs that seek to open new dimensions for young people that motivate them to learn and to develop lifelong interest in the arts. We are especially interested in programs that cooperate closely with public schools and that align with the California State Board of Education Standards for Visual and Performing Art (
    - Application deadline is March 28, 2011

Grant Application Procedures:

The Morris Stulsaft Foundation does not have an application form. Applicants should submit a brief proposal for a specific amount. For detailed directions on how to apply, please click on the appropriate link below:

  • If your organization received a grant from the foundation within the last 18 months and is reapplying for the same program, click here.

  • If your organization received a grant from the foundation within the last 18 months and you are applying for a different program, click here.

  • If it has been more than 18 months since your organization has received a grant from the foundation, or if your organization has not previously received a grant, click here.

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