The Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Initiative

Does your Club, in collaboration with other community organizations, want to develop or expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so?

Goals of the Relatives as Parents Programs (RAPP):

  • Provide supportive services to relative caregivers and the children they are raising, with emphasis on relative care giving families that are not in the formal foster care system;
  • Start new or expand current services in response to caregiver and family needs;
  • Services and assistance to relative caregivers and the children in their care must include regular ongoing support, educational or social groups and at least two of the following:
    • Benefits and legal guidance
    • Educational seminars

Tony Hawk Foundation Grant for Skateparks in Low-Income Communities

Providing youth with a safe and accessible area to spend their free time is not always an easy task. The Tony Hawk Foundation aims to assist by establishing free public skateparks in low-income communities. The principal focus of the foundation grants will be to encourage and facilitate the design, development, and construction of new quality skateboard parks and facilities, located in low-income communities in the United States. The Tony Hawk Foundation believes in the inclusion of the local community and at-risk youth in the process of developing local skateparks, therefore a strong grassroots movement must be evident. More information may be found on their website here

Click here to apply for the grant!

Deadline: June 14, 2017
Amount: $1,000 - $25,000


The Reiman Foundation

The Reiman Foundation provides philanthropic support to a number of organizations that share and embody this mission to support the dedication, imagination and courage of many worthy organizations, particularly those involved in education, health care, the arts and children’s initiatives.

Giving is focused in four main areas: Health Care, Education, the Arts, and Children. Submit a proposal that includes the following information on your Club’s letterhead:

  • The date of your application
  • Brief description of project requesting funds
  • Why a grant from the Reiman Foundation is needed
  • Documentation of tax-exempt status
  • Brief overview of your agency (include the population you serve and your focus)
  • Contact person’s name and information
  • Amount of funds being requested (if possible attach a “Wish List” with specific needs and the dollar amount associated with those needs)

Click here for more application information about the grant! 

Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Unspecified


Youth Literacy Programs - Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Are you currently providing help or want to implement a program for Club members who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading? If your Club is located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, funding is available to provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

Follow this link for more information!

Deadline to apply: May 18, 2017 (11:00 p.m. CST)
Grant Announcement: September 7, 2017
Maximum Grant Amount: $4,000


HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant Program

The Indian Community Development Block Grant Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Grant funded projects target populations with low to moderate levels of income and promote a wide range economic development opportunities – affordable housing and suitable living environment.

A total of 75 awards are available; applicants within an area of ONAP’s geographic jurisdiction compete for funds only against other applicants from within that same area or jurisdiction. Eligible applicants for assistance include any Indian tribe, band, group or nation (Including Alaska Indians, Aleut, and Eskimos) or Alaska Native village which has established a relationship with the Federal government.

Eligible activities include public services. Public services include, but are not limited to, assistance with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, welfare, down payment assistance or creational needs.

About Us

For more information, read about the BGCA Native Services Unit team members and how to contact
them individually.

BGCA Mentoring

Need assistance with your BGCA National Mentoring Grant? 

Read more about managing Federal grants.

Have any questions?
Contact us. 

Contact Us

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

Direct: 972-581-2375