Children's Fund of School Psychology, Inc

Children’s Fund of School Psychology, Inc.

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Children’s Fund Grant Opportunities

The Board of Directors look for projects that:

One of the main purposes of the Children's Fund of School Psychology, Inc. (CFSP) is to provide grants in support of projects that benefit children and families. Grants are only available to current, retired, and/or trained school psychologists, and limited to one per year. Graduate students who are in their practicum or internship in school psychology also qualify. You must be a member of the CFSP to qualify for a grant. To become a member, sign up here and make payment of $20 or send a check made out to the Children’s Fund (or CFSP) and send to PO Box 251, Edmonds, WA 98020. We will gladly accept your membership fee as well as your added donation to help fund grants.

-Promote the physical and emotional well-being of all children and youth;
-Embrace individual and group differences in children and youth based upon gender and diverse ethnic, cultural,
    language, and experiential backgrounds;
-Promote learning environments which facilitate optimal development; and
-Support effective interventions that address both learning and social/emotional functioning to enhance a child’s success.

Children’s Basic Needs/Mental Health Practitioner

Basic Needs Grants are designed to meet the specific needs of children and youth that are not currently being met. Funding is available for one such grant per year and is currently at a maximum rate of $300. Examples of items meeting grant criteria include clothing, food, eyeglasses, school supplies, dental work, etc.

Mental Health Grants are intended to encourage practicing school psychologists (and interns in school psychology) to enhance their own capabilities to provide mental health services within their schools. Examples of items that are acceptable for funding include therapeutic videos and games, relaxation tapes, counseling resources, books for bibliotherapy, and social skills resources. The intent is for funded items to remain with the school psychologists rather than belonging to the school district. Examples that are not suitable for funding include food items, sensory items, parent/student transportation, items that should be provided by an IEP or 504 plan, general office start-ups, iPads, iPods, dissertation materials, or research materials. Funding is available for one such grant per year and is currently at a maximum rate of $200.

Contact Joe Gerard with questions regarding the Basic Needs Grant.

Your completed application can be emailed directly to Joe Gerard.

Contact Joelene Goodover with questions regarding the Mental Health Grant.

Your completed application can be emailed directly to Joelene Goodover.

Service Grants

Service Grants in amounts of $500 to $3,000 are available and must provide direct benefit to children. Applicants must be school psychologists and must be current members of The Children's Fund.  Examples of Service Grants that have been approved in the last several years include a district-wide community reading day, a project focusing on prevention of bullying, and a project that provided a gifted and talented lending library and resource bank for families of gifted children in an economically underprivileged neighborhood.

Please contact Lynne Thies with any questions regarding the Service Grants.

Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants

Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants of up to $500 are available to student groups or individuals who develop projects that assist their fellow students. Up to five Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants will be awarded each year. These grants may be used for anti-bullying projects, appreciation for diversity projects, or any other program that focuses on student assistance.

The application may be submitted by a student and/or student advisor but must be countersigned by the Responsible Adult Fiscal Agent. The Responsible Adult Fiscal Agent must be a school psychologist who will be responsible for:

-Overseeing the project

-Ensuring that the grant funds are spent for the purposes intended as stipulated in the grant application

-Submitting all receipts of the expenses of the Children's Fund.

-Grant recipients are also required to submit a short written report summarizing the project and its success. 

Contact Joelene Goodover with any questions regarding the Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants.