THE 2019 GRANT APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2020 GRANT APPLICATION TIMELINE!
Gateway Children’s Charity raises funds to make high-impact, tangible investments in early childhood programs that support children living in underserved St. Louis communities. For more information on previous grantees, click here.
GCC provides two types of grants:
Capacity Building – GCC offers grants for early childhood programs that request support in quality improvement initiatives. These grants may be awarded up to three years with maximum funding of $20,000 per year. Project examples include but are not limited to:
Purchasing and implementing research-based curriculum or assessments
Teacher or administrator professional development
Support in achieving national or state accreditation
Expansion– GCC offers grants for capital expenses to assist high-quality early childhood programs in expanding the number of children that they are able to serve by adding additional classroom space. Expansion grants are one-time grants awarded for capital expenses with maximum funding of $50,000. Programs must be able to demonstrate student achievement results. Project examples include but are not limited to:
Construction costs for classroom build out
Equipment and/or curricular resources to outfit new classroom space
A complete application must be submitted by September 1 of each calendar year for consideration for annual funding. Awards will be made in October of each calendar year. Submissions must include a completed application AND the following supporting documents:
501(c)3 Determination Letter
List of Board of Directors
Latest Annual Report