September 2010

The Administration for Children and Families Wants YOU to Be Grant Reviewer

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families awards billions of dollars in grant opportunities on an annual basis. These awards are designed to help ACF carry out its mission, for which it relies upon the work of states, Tribes and organizations at the local level. In determining which of these projects will be used to execute its mission, ACF partners with individuals across the nation to serve as objective grant reviewers. Grant reviewers are critical to the grant award process.

Bright Idea: Getting Rural Homeless Youth off the Couch and Into Their Own Beds

Illustration of youth sleeping on a couchThe child of drug addicts, Celina spent three years being shuffled between other people’s houses in southern Colorado, crashing on floors and sofas and not knowing where she’d be sleeping the next night. Through all that, she never thought of herself as homeless.

Primary Sources: Addressing Rural Homelessness

rural landscapeFor years, social services agencies have been raising the alarm at how hard rural and suburban families have been hit by the recession. Now, they have some numbers to support their case. Between 2007 and 2008, the percentage of homeless families entering suburban and rural shelters funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development increased by 9 percentage points.

Right on the Money: Matching Charities to the Donors Most Likely to Support Them

What motivates people to give to charity? That’s the million dollar question for nonprofit organizations. To answer it, the Money for Good study, conducted by Hope Consulting of San Francisco, surveyed 4,000 people who make $80,000 or more a year. Givers broke down into the following categories:

Repayers like to give back to organizations or causes that have benefited them or people close to them.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Show your solidarity with victims of domestic violence and help end abuse.

NCFY recommends the following ways to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

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