Grants and Development Office

Below you will find books, toolkits, and websites providing guidance on grant writing and fundraising for social change, as well as potential funders and grants. In recent years, dual generational strategies, which focus on parents and children simultaneously, have become a popular approach to moving families out of poverty. A dual generational model is one option to explore when planning services and programs for single mothers on campus and looking for potential funders. 

Child Care Means Parents in College (CCAMPUS)

CCAMPUS is a federal program designed to support low-income parenting students' college access and success through childcare. Funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs. Grants may be used for before- and after-school services. In addition, grants may be used to serve the child care needs of the community served by the institution. This site contains information on eligibility, applying, and current funding status.

Fundraising for Social Change

Kim Klein's book discusses social justice driven fundraising, including philosophy, strategies, donor relationships, multichannel fundraising, campaigns, budgeting, planning, and more.
Klein, K. (2016). Fundraising for social change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

This site allows you to search for all types of government grants. You can search by the category Education; the Department of Education; Employment, labor, and training; and funding restricted to private or public higher education institutions.

Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Grantseeking

Robinson, A. (2004). Grassroots grants: An activist's guide to grantseeking. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Moving Up and Out: Poverty, Education & Single Parent Family

This text written by Lori Holyfield and Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses the struggles of single parenthood and the unique barriers to education and mobility single parents face. Chapter six shares the beginnings of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund and provides guidance on starting your own fund.
Holyfield, L., & Rodham Clinton, H. (2001). Moving up and out: Poverty, education, and single parent family. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
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National Coalition of Campus Children's Centers

The National Coalition of Campus Children's Centers' Financing Child Care for College Student Success report outlines various types of funds that can be leveraged to provide students with child care assistance, including federal, state, local, institutional, and private funding.

National Conference of State Legislators

The National Coalition of State Legislators' Two Generation Strategies Toolkit provides funding ideas for aligning existing programs toward outcomes that improve the health, well-being and economic security of families; in this case, single mothers students and their children.

The Aspen Institute's Ascend Initiative

Ascend is the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and the adults in their lives to educational success, economic security, and health and well-being. Ascend lists philanthropic partners on their website, partners interested in funding dual-generational work, many with a national presence.

The Development of a Parent Training Program for Single African American Mothers: A Grant Proposal

This master's thesis written by Master of Social Work student Nicole Wilson at California State University contains an example grant proposal for a program to provide psychoeducational groups and emotional support to single African American mothers.
Wilson, N. (2015). The development of a parent training program for single African American mothers: A grant proposal (Master thesis). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1588656).

Women's Funding Network

With more than 100 women’s funds and foundations engaged, Women’s Funding Network is the largest philanthropic network in the world devoted to women and girls. One of the network's key issues is dual generational work. Find out more on their site.

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