Approximately $55,000 is available annually. Individual grants range up to $10,000. In recent years WSCF has been able to provide 6-9 grants yearly averaging $7,000.

Proposals deadline is April 1 and grants are announced by June 30. A site visit will be part of the proposal evaluation process.

Afterschool Grant Program for zip codes 10023-10027.

West Side Children's Fund

Organizations must meet the following criteria to qualify for funding:

  • Accredited 501(c)(3)
  • Provide out of school services five days a week to children aged 4-11
  • Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in zip codes 10023-10027

To submit a grant proposal for your organization, please include the following:

  • One-page statement about the purpose and goals of your organization and program including how your program meets our funding criteria
  • Board approved annual budget for your agency
  • Total project budget and current sources of funding for your organization
  • Most recent audited financial statement
  • Organization’s tax exemption letter
  • A list of the Board of Directors

Grant applications or other inquiries can be submitted to

Grant Guidelines