How Can You Use a Social Worker Resource Grant?
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation’s Social Worker Resource Grant program awards grants up to $250 to Social Workers and Court Appointed Special Advocates who work with youth in foster care or dependency. The grant is to be used for immediate essential needs of the youth they may not be able to otherwise obtain, such as getting a laptop to complete homework and apply for college or paying for drivers training lessons to get their license.
The possibilities of using a $250 grant are endless, but one thing is for sure: this small amount can go a long way in the life of a foster youth.
Some examples of how this grant has been previously used include:
- $250 can purchase gender-affirming clothes for a non-binary youth to express their own personal style and feel more confident meeting new people and making new friends.
- $250 can provide educational activity toys to further the intellectual and motor development of a 4 year old youth.
- $250 can be used for essential furniture, such as a bed or kitchen table, for a non-minor dependent navigating living on their own for the first time.
- $250 can support tutoring lessons for those dependent youth who may be behind in classes.
- $250 can fund a gym membership, martial arts classes, dance classes or any other physical activity for a youth to have a positive, healthy output for their physical and mental well-being.
In the past 15 years we have given out thousands of these small grants to Bay Area dependent youth, and each grant has been awarded within 48 hours of us receiving a one-page request from a social worker or CASA. We strive to support high needs, disadvantaged youth by removing traditional philanthropic obstacles in order to get funds directly to where they are needed the most.
To apply for a Social Worker/CASA Resource Grant, please visit our webpage.