AREAS OF FOCUS
Paddlers for Humanity supports organizations and services that better the lives of kids and youth, specifically the following:
Funding programs that will result in more comprehensive mental health related initiatives for kids and youth, including early intervention outreach, resiliency, anti-bullying, and changing behavior through a focus on the positive
Providing educational opportunities through collaborations with innovative schools, school-related programs, and mentoring and leadership strategies
We will consider funding programs that focus in the following areas of bettering the lives of kids and youth:
Health, Nutrition, Wellness
Improving the health and wellness of children through partnerships that support children’s physical activity, and promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition
Fulfilling critical hunger needs through partnerships with food banks and hunger relief organizations
WHO CAN APPLY
Organizations applying must meet one of the following criteria:
An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
A K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university
A recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency that is requesting funds exclusively for public purposes
An organization that benefits the community at large such as food pantries, soup kitchens, clothing closets, etc
Funding requests should range from $100 to $15,000.
The maximum funding to each organization in 2021 will not exceed $15,000.
Submitting an application does not guarantee funding, nor is there a guarantee that the requested amount will be fully awarded.
WHO WE SUPPORT
Paddlers for Humanity funds organizations with the following principles:
Clearly stated creative, viable initiatives and programs
A proven track record
Results which are predictable and can be evaluated
Strong, committed leadership and staff
Clear sense of purpose and ability to execute
Financial and management capability to carry out the program
Respect or standing in its community and relationships with other organizations
Beneficial to a substantial segment of the community, with particular focus on at-risk or disadvantaged populations
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a maximum 4-page document detailing your funding request. Please refer to the sections above for guidance on your submission. If additional information is needed, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions may be made by mail to Paddlers for Humanity, P.O. Box 2555, East Hampton, NY 11937 or by email to email@example.com
Applications must be submitted by October 1st, 2021. Organizations will be notified of the board’s decision no later than November 15, 2021. Applications are welcome through the year but funding will not be determined before November 15, 2021. If the funding need is urgent, exceptions to the November 15 date may be made on a case-by-case basis.
PADDLERS FOR HUMANITY CATASTROPHIC FUND
The Paddlers for Humanity Catastrophic Fund supports families and individuals in financial crisis on the East End of Long Island. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the situation and we will respond with a follow-up email or call.