Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources to help
centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured here
is a funding opportunity from the Apex
in 1992, the Apex Foundation is the private, nonprofit foundation
of Apex CoVantage, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with technology
campuses in India. The foundation evaluates and awards grants annually
that range up to $50,000. The grants focus on smaller organizations
that are led by individuals with a deep personal commitment to their
projects. At least 90 percent of grant monies is expected to directly
reach the beneficiaries through intervention programs that assist
and inspire people to achieve self-sufficiency. Administrators of
the Apex Foundation conduct site visits to grantee organizations
to experience and evaluate their activities periodically.
Areas: The Apex Foundation supports self-empowerment programs
that assist and inspire people to achieve self-sufficiency. The
foundation makes grants to non-government organizations providing
social assistance to people challenged by poverty, disability, or
discrimination. The foundation also supports relief agencies that
serve people affected by emergencies and natural disasters.
Qualifying grantee organizations are non-sectarian Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities involved in social services
consistent with the foundation's goals. Organizations not certified
under IRS 501(c)(3) may also qualify for Apex Foundation grants
by submitting an affidavit (form available on request). The qualifying
process for applicants may include personal interviews and site
Amount: Award amounts range up to $50,000.
Process: Prospective applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal
initially that sets forth the need, nature, and amount of their
request, along with evidence of suitable classification by the IRS
(for U.S.-based organizations) and success stories of how the organization
has helped people achieve self-sufficiency.
be considered for support, a potential grantee must complete and
submit an application
form. (Note: A Word version of the application form is available
on the foundation's
All applications for 2012 funding must be completed in full and
submitted between June 1 and September 30, 2011. The Apex Foundation
will notify all recipients of 2012 funds in January 2012.
For more information, applicants should submit their queries to
the foundation via the Contact
Us page on their Web site.