Funding & Sustainability Resources

The Wallace Foundation

The Wallace Foundation, a leader in developing and researching systems of quality for the out of school time field, offers numerous resources on sustaining and building a program and system of support.

The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families of the National League of Cities

The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has over a decade of experience and knowledge working with cities and municipal leaders to help strengthen local efforts to create, expand, and improve afterschool opportunities and build coordinated citywide afterschool systems.

Federal Funding Opportunities

Carol M. White Physical Education Program

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to LEAs and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Additional information can be found at

National School Lunch Afterschool Snacks

The National School Lunch Program offers cash reimbursement to help schools serve snacks to children in afterschool activities aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing of children and youth in our communities.  Additional information can be found at

Child Care and Development Fund

The child care program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children’s early learning. Additional information can be found at:


Andy Roddick Foundation: Focused on the Austin/Central Texas Area.

The Brown Foundation: Focused on youth development programs.

KaBOOM!: Building Playgrounds-Focused on community building through playground equipment.

KDK Harman Foundation: Focused on STEM Initiatives and summer learning in Central Texas.

The King Foundation: Focused on youth in the geographic area of West Texas.

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation: Provides funding for during- and after-school programs that provide services to at-risk students.

The Meadows Foundation: Funds projects across Texas.

The Rees-Jones Foundation: Focused on youth development for at-risk students.

RGK Foundation : Focused on youth development programs, includes after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems.

The Simmons Foundation: Focused on education funding in the second quarter.

Corporate Giving Programs

Bank of America Charitable Foundation: Workforce Development and Education grants available, focused on transition points and high school matriculation.

Lowe’s Education Grants: An excellent opportunity to partner with your school for school improvement projects.

National Instruments: Giving Guidelines focus on K-12 education and STEM career readiness.

Sprint Foundation: Local giving program in Dallas and Ft. Worth, youth development programs funded.

Target Corporate Responsibility Grants: Includes field trip grants and early childhood reading grants that OST programs are encouraged to apply for.

Additional Funding Resources

Several websites list grant and funding opportunities that you can use to target your efforts to grants relevant to your program and need. These sites include:

Current Funding Opportunities

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