THE PERLMAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES BRIDGING THE GAP AWARD, UNIQUE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SMALL CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS; Submissions accepted until Oct. 15 on FaceBook

 The Perlman Foundation is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted funding opportunity designed to identify and support smaller charitable organizations and their initiatives that exemplify the Perlman Foundation’s mission.

Charitable organizations eligible for the BGA grant must serve low-income communities in a state where GHC Housing Partners has a presence, have been in existence for more than one year; have an annual budget less than $250,000; serve groups of 15 or more families or individual; and be change-makers in the areas of education, the arts, mentorship, college preparation, health and wellness, civic engagement, family and parental development, literacy, youth leadership, neighborhood beautification or similar programs that positively impact low-income communities.

When the Perlman Foundation was founded in 2009, its focal point was to assist families living in Section 8 housing, but it has since expanded its charitable activities. “We realized that we must serve the entire community in order to truly fulfill our mission,” explains Shaun-Teka Joyner, Executive Director of the Perlman Foundation. “There are thousands of smaller, grassroots organizations that are making a real difference in these communities. They are already on the ground, doing the work, but many need help buildingtheir capacity.”

With Bridging the Gap, the Perlman Foundation will support these grassroots organizations by providing unrestricted funding, to be used for wherever is needed, whether it is to design a website, to hire additional staff, or even to secure 501(c) 3 status. “What matters to us is that they have a clear vision, passion, and impressive results, not that they can complete a complicated grant application,” Joyner says.

The Bridging the Gap Awards will range from $1,000 to $10,000, and the Perlman Foundation will determine the grant amount based on an assessment of each organization’s capacity and needs.

To apply for the Bridging the Gap award, or to learn more, please visit the Perlman Foundation’s FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ThePFoundation or contact Rhonda Kidd at rkidd@perlmanfoundation.org or (818) 808-0600 EXT. 242.

About the Perlman Foundation

The Perlman Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501 (c) 3 organization established in 2009 by Greg Perlman, CEO of GHC Housing Partners, to provide support and assistance to residents of GHC’s low-income housing developments throughout the United States. The foundation has sinceexpanded its mission to encompass the surrounding communities as well, by supporting children, families, and charitable organizations that are working to improve low-income communities. The Perlman Foundation seeks to empower individuals and organizations through philanthropic grants and programs that invest in people, projects, ideas, and dreams.

Views: 49

Comment

You need to be a member of University Park Family to add comments!

Join University Park Family

University Park Family is the news and social network for the neighborhoods around USC and Expo Park. Stay informed. Join now!

       • Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Hector Ramos posted a photo
yesterday
Hector Ramos posted photos
Thursday
Hector Ramos posted photos
Jul 20
Hector Ramos posted photos
Jul 18
Hector Ramos posted photos
Jul 17
Hector Ramos posted photos
Jul 16
Anne Artley updated an event
Thumbnail

Injury Recovery Swim Workouts at USC outdoor pool

June 30, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Is a bad back or trick knee keeping you from exercise? Get in the water instead. SCAQ swim club invites you to join us for three free community service classes. RSVP to SCAQ@swim.netSee More
Jul 15
Hector Ramos posted photos
Jul 14

Follow us all on Twitter

© 2016   Created by University Park Family.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service