Blue Door Decorating Contest Submissions Now Open!

The Blue Door Decorating Contest is back again, and with it a chance for youth to decorate any door in their Clubhouse illustrating why that Club is a place to become. This year's grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 grant and all regional finalists will receive a $2,500 grant for Club renovation, courtesy of Lowe's!

To enter the contest, complete the online entry form including:

  • One photo of your decorated Club door
  • Title of your entry
  • A brief description of your entry detailing why your Club is a place to become

If your entry is selected as a Regional finalist, it will be posted online at Clubs and the general public will then be invited to vote for their favorite submission until 12:00 p.m. PST, on Thursday, April 12. The Club that gets the most votes will be announced on Friday, April 13, 2018 during National Boys & Girls Club Week to receive the grand prize of a $20,000 Renovation Grant! For more on the official rules, follow this link. Submit your form here to enter the contest!

Deadline: February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST
Amount: Grand Prize - $20,000 Club Renovation Grant
All Regional Finalists - $2,500 Club Renovation Grant


Home Depot Community Impact Grants

Is your Club providing support for a diverse and underserved community? The Home Depot has funds available to Clubs that are using the power of volunteers to improve their communities! The Home Depot has always made it part of their mission to empower people to serve and give back. To apply for these funds, share how your Club’s project is welcoming volunteers and engaging people of all skill levels.

Grants are given in the form of Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be expended within six months of the initial approval date.

To learn more and apply for the grant, follow this link!

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Amount: up to $5,000 in Home Depot store credit


2018 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia can apply for this opportunity to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues and to apply for funding. Additionally, funding is available to support and enhance tribal efforts to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system for Native youth through Purpose Area 9. The Tribal Youth Program and DOJ’s other existing Tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through, this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

There are nine Purpose Areas as part of this funding opportunity. Boys & Girls Clubs are able to apply for this opportunity under Purpose Area 9 which is for Tribal Youth Program (TYP) funding through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. An estimated 19 awards will be made for approximately $400,000 per award for four years. An overview of the funding opportunity is available for your review.

Applications must be submitted through the U.S. Department of Justice’s online Grants Management Systems (GMS) in a two-step process. First, applicants must register with GMS prior to application submission. It is suggested that applicants register as soon as possible. Early registration allows for ample time for the resolution of difficulties well in advance of the deadline in case they occur. Once registered with the GMS, begin the application immediately. After registration, those seeking funds will need to complete an application and submit in GMS by 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2018. Applications submitted past the deadline will not be reviewed.

Click here to read more about this opportunity and tips for applying.


The Voya Foundation

Voya Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial® operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships under the umbrella of Financial Resilience: ensuring that youth are equipped with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) expertise necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and the financial literacy skills necessary to make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement.

Grants provided by the Voya Foundation are focused on Financial Resilience, which is accomplished by accepting year-round grant applications from organizations that:


The Bush Foundation's Community Innovation Grants

There is a lot of work that happens in between identifying a community problem and implementing a new breakthrough solution. This is especially true if you want to engage your community, make the most of existing assets and work collaboratively with other organizations along the way. That is why the Bush Foundation aims to aid with that process with their Community Innovation grants, which are funds that support the work that it takes to create a community innovation.

The Bush Foundation looks to you to identify and define your community. This could be a geographic community, or it could be a community of common interest or racial/cultural identity. The Foundation Board does not prioritize specific issues and instead are open to projects that address all sorts of community needs. Projects can be at various stages of the innovation process including identifying the need, increasing collective understanding of the issue, generating ideas, or testing and implementing solutions. Proposals can focus on one area or span multiple stages.

Amount: $500-$200,000.
Deadline: N/A

Click here to apply and to learn more!

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374