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2018-2019 Emily Schoenbaum Community Development Grants

The Emily Schoenbaum Community Development Grants Program seeks to encourage and support projects that will benefit the lives of women and girls, particularly those in the New Orleans area. Preference may be given to organizations with whom we may develop future internship or service-learning partnerships. The Emily Schoenbaum Community Development Grants Program was founded in 1999 by Emily Schoenbaum, a 1988 graduate of Newcomb College, and is administered by the Newcomb College Institute. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded.

Past Schoenbaum grant recipients include Girls on the Run New Orleans, Project Peaceful Warrior, Newcomb Prison Project, Metropolitan Center for Women and Children, Women With a Vision, and Hagar's House.

Who May Apply
Individuals or nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt organizations in Louisiana are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applications that involve community organizations. Faculty, students, and alumnae are encouraged to apply for work they are doing in the community. 

Grant Awards
The grant programs will award up to $2,000 for project-related costs such as project materials, travel, clerical support, and the purchase of research materials such as tape recorders, electronic media, film, and tapes.

How to Apply

To apply for funding, please submit the following application materials by 5pm on May 1, 2019:

1. Completed application form

2. Project statement (not to exceed three pages) describing the purpose of the project and a timeline for project completion

3. Project evaluation plan (not to exceed one page)

4. Budget statement itemizing project expenses and requested funding

5. Letter of support from an agency executive or community leader who is familiar with the project.

For more information, contact:
Laura Wolford
Assistant Director of Newcomb College Institute
Director of Newcomb Research Center

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