Even free public school is expensive. Parents are constantly asked for money for yearbooks, fundraisers, spirit wear, school trips, water bottles. What if you have no parents to ask for help. Allies hopes to bridge the gap in getting resources to teens in foster care. In 2020 Allies plans to launch our Microgrant program.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Any teen who has been in a group home setting for more than one week.
ADULTS WORKING WITH TEENS IN GROUP HOMES, SCHOOLS OR SOCIAL WORKERS
Anything related to a school or organized activity. On the application sheet, there needs to be an adult coordinator and phone number listed for a school/organization contact.
HOW FAST CAN SOMETHING BE APPROVED
Funds will be distributed over a quarter. If funds are still available, rush grants will be approved within a few days turn around. Allies will pay the school/store/organization directly.
2020 MICROGRANT PROGRAM
Allies will pilot a microgrant program in 2020. Grants will be awarded until $300 per quarter has been distributed.