Category: Small Grants

Bench Mark Program: Setting the Bench Mark for At Risk Youth

Bench Mark Program: Setting the Bench Mark for At Risk Youth

When Kars4Kids awarded a small grant to Bench Mark Program (BMP), the unbridled enthusiasm of its Founder and Executive Director Will Kiefer seemed to leap off the screen. At least that was the impression of those of us in the office as we read Will’s […]

Project Rousseau: Broadening Horizons

Project Rousseau: Broadening Horizons

Project Rousseau mentors high school students from low-income homes. The nonprofit organization does this by pairing these students with college student volunteers. The organization is one of the newest recipients of a Kars4Kids small grant. It’s work with which we most definitely wished to partner! […]

BCAUSEICAN: Working with Families and Children One Day at a Time

BCAUSEICAN: Working with Families and Children One Day at a Time

BCAUSEICAN mentors children in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, teaching them financial and computer literacy and how to eat healthy and live healthier lives. The nonprofit was founded by three men who were born and raised in this community and believe they have something to […]

Kids Cooking for Life Fights Childhood Obesity Where it Begins

Kids Cooking for Life Fights Childhood Obesity Where it Begins

Kids Cooking for Life teaches children how to cook. Kids adore the fun, hands-on cooking classes not least because they get to eat the results. But while the classes are a blast and the food tasty, the philosophy behind Kids Cooking for Life is deadly […]

LDA St. Louis: Removing the Labels From Struggling Children

LDA St. Louis: Removing the Labels From Struggling Children

LDA St. Louis exists because children with learning disabilities aren’t getting what they need in our public school classrooms. That’s because our education system is designed to teach to the middle, to the average student. And if that means leaving gifted and poor students at […]

Whaley Children’s Center: Where Children Can Enter the Circle of Courage

Whaley Children’s Center: Where Children Can Enter the Circle of Courage

Whaley Children’s Center is the kind of place that carves a notch into your heart and settles in forever. This is a place filled with love and warmth for kids who haven’t known much of either. It’s a place where foster kids go between foster […]

Our Piece of the Pie: Helping Hartford Youth Succeed

Our Piece of the Pie: Helping Hartford Youth Succeed

Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) is mentoring inner city youth in Hartford, Connecticut, taking them by the hand, listening to them, and pushing them to believe in themselves so they can get ahead and break the cycle of poverty. Thanks to OPP, many youths […]

The Learning Lab: Helping Kids Leave the Grinding Cycle of Poverty

The Learning Lab: Helping Kids Leave the Grinding Cycle of Poverty

The newest Kars4Kids small grant recipient is the Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services of Southern California. We like to tell our readers about the work of the various organizations we help. But this particular mental health and welfare agency is running so many important programs […]

National Safe Place Network: Responding to Kids in Crisis

National Safe Place Network: Responding to Kids in Crisis

The National Safe Place Network (NSPN) extends a lifeline to children on the run. We’re talking children in crisis with no one to turn to and no place to go. NSPN makes sure there’s an effective response system in place for these kids, an infrastructure […]

FIRST North Carolina: Getting Kids to Like Science

FIRST North Carolina: Getting Kids to Like Science

FIRST North Carolina is all about getting kids to like science. Could there be anything better than that? Kars4Kids doesn’t think so. Which is why we were happy to have a chance to partner in a small way with the work of FIRST North Carolina, […]