How to Apply
Hedge Funds Care grants are awarded to charitable organizations in the following areas that address child abuse:
- EDUCATION to enhance awareness and understanding of abuse and neglect for children, parents, and professionals in the community
- PREVENTION services to at-risk children and families
- INTERVENTIONS for children who have been physically or sexually abused and support services to non-offending family members
- RESEARCH on best practices in child welfare
- ADVOCACY to improve child welfare
- TRAINING to equip paraprofessionals and professionals to provide child abuse prevention and treatment services
Historically some awards have provided support to ongoing program services while others have targeted specific, time-limited projects.
Hedge Funds Care uses a two-stage process for the grant application:
1) Letter of Intent, which is an open application (please see the Grants Schedule for deadlines and more information)
2) Request for Proposal, which is by invitation only.
Grant Making Process
In each city, Hedge Funds Care establishes a partnership with a child welfare specialist. The academic partners fulfill three important roles:
- Train the Grants Committee members about child abuse.
- Guide the Grants Committee through the grant selection process, ensuring that grant recipients provide high quality, best practice services in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
- Provide oversight and evaluation of Hedge Funds Care funded programs.
Following the signature event in each city, a Letter of Intent is released to organizations in that geographical area and is made available on the website. Letters of Intent are reviewed and selected organizations are invited to submit a full proposal. Proposals are reviewed by a Grants Committee, which include Hedge Funds Care staff, Board members, and the academic consultant. Site visits are scheduled with potential grantees. The Grants Committee, with the guidance of the academic consultant, makes final decisions and grants are awarded.
Applicants are notified of their grant status within a month of the site visits. Funded organizations work with the academic consultant on refining and reviewing expected outcomes, establishing a reporting procedure, and determining final evaluation outcomes. Grantees are required to submit outcome and financial reports on a regular schedule. While Hedge Funds Care does not make multi-year grants, we do consider applications from current grantees.
Please click on a link below to see a list of our current grantees by region.