21st Century Success Grant Programs

Two Programs: Large-Scale Grants and Small-Scale Grants

Which grant program is the best fit for my proposal? The Community Foundation’s 21st Century Success Small-Scale Grant program works best to test ideas that might, if successful, eventually become part of a larger, ongoing effort. For example, a one-time event or outreach effort designed to boost enrollment in the 21st Century Scholars program would be a good fit with the Small-Scale Grant program. Larger, more sustained efforts to support existing 21st Century Scholars that might involve additional staffing, systemic changes, ongoing partnerships with other organizations, or longer horizons would better fit the Large-Scale program.

SMALL-SCALE GRANT OPPORTUNITY (UP TO $2,500 PER GRANT)

OVERVIEW

This opportunity will support efforts completed by June 30, 2022, to maximize:

  • Enrollment of eligible 7th/8th graders in the 21st Century Scholars program
  • The number of enrolled high school students who complete the requirements of the Scholar Success Program
  • The number of high school students who maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • The number of high school students who take dual credit courses, AP/IB courses, or ACP courses
  • The number of locally enrolled college students who retain the scholarship by completing the requirements of the College Scholar Success Program
ELIGIBILITY

St. Joseph County middle schools, high schools, and other 501(c)3 or tax-exempt organizations serving St. Joseph County youth. For full details regarding eligibility, please review the Small-Scale Success Grant Guidelines.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Rolling deadline November 15–June 1, 2022. Online application submission required.

GRANT PROCESS INFORMATION LINKS

LARGE-SCALE GRANT OPPORTUNITY (UP TO $50,000 PER GRANT)

OVERVIEW

This opportunity will support efforts to maximize:

  • Enrollment of eligible 7th/8th graders in the 21st Century Scholars program
  • The number of enrolled high school students who complete the requirements of the Scholar Success Program
  • The number of high school students who maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • The number of high school students who take dual credit courses, AP/IB courses, or ACP courses
  • The number of locally enrolled college students who retain the scholarship by completing the requirements of the College Scholar Success Program
ELIGIBILITY

St. Joseph County middle schools, high schools, and other 501(c)3 or tax-exempt organizations serving St. Joseph County youth. For full details regarding eligibility, please review the Large-Scale Success Grant Guidelines.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

February 1, 2022, and September 1, 2022. Online application submission required.

GRANT PROCESS INFORMATION LINKS
P.O. Box 837, South Bend, IN 46624 | 305 S. Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601 | Phone: (574) 232-0041 | Fax: (574) 233-1906

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