Funding

The AfterSchool KidzMath program meets the requirements of many federal funding sources. Funding may also be available from other sources.

We provide the following downloadable template in two formats to assist you in securing funding to implement the program:

The template has language describing the AfterSchool KidzMath program and areas marked for you to insert information about your program, your kids, and your needs.

The links below include many searchable databases that may be useful in your search for financing. Although we cannot offer funding ourselves, we will support your efforts to find funding and encourage you to contact us with your questions.

Tips for searching databases:
  • Use quotes for exact phrase matches in your search criteria.
  • Be aware that searching for after-school, after school, and afterschool may return differing results on the same database.

Governmental Funding Sources

AfterSchool.gov: These are federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours. The site has a searchable funding database, which includes over 90 governmental programs with details about applying to each. The site also includes basic federal funding information, grant-writing tips, and steps for starting and running a program.

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC): These grants were originally administered by the U.S. DOE, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The program is transitioning to a state-administered program, with funds flowing to states based on their share of Title I, Part A, funds. Many states around the country are conducting competitions to award 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. Check the state program page for contact names, deadlines, and state DOE websites.

U.S. Department of Education: This is the main grants and contracts section, with links to available awards and application information.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA): This site hosts a database of all Federal programs available to state and local governments; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. This site also contains helpful information about developing and writing proposals.

Private Funding Sources

The Foundation Center: This is the nation’s leading authority on institutional philanthropy. It is dedicated to serving grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. A recent search for after school in their database returned over 2,000 matches.

AfterSchool Alliance: This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of after-school programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children. It is supported by a group of public, private, and nonprofit organizations. This site has detailed information on 30 sources for after-school funding.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation: The foundation has been instrumental in providing training, technical assistance, and evaluation support to the U.S. Department of Education’s new 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative and other after-school programs.

Partnership for After School Education (PASE): PASE works with over 1,200 community-based organizations to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of underserved children and youth in New York City.