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Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation

Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation







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The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation accepts letters of inquiry on an ongoing basis for projects and programs that serve low income infants, toddlers and preschoolers as they transition to kindergarten. Special emphasis will be placed on programs that improve quality, expand services and create a strong continuum of care for children ages 0-3 in high-need neighborhoods.Systemic investments in early childhood programs may include the expansion of evidence-based home visiting programs, infant health and mental health programs and professional development for center-based teachers, as well as home-based caregivers.The Foundation is also committed to fund programs in neighborhoods with high levels of poverty and a large concentration of public housing. In addition to early childhood programs, the Foundation will support programs that work to build a network of education, health and social services for children from birth through college graduation.The Foundation may also fund a limited number of programs of merit that will promote student success at the City University of New York.The Foundation limits grant making to organizations providing services in New York City. In addition, grants to organizations outside of New York City’s five boroughs will not be considered.To be considered for a grant, an organization must be a qualified charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.Initial contact with the Foundation should be a letter of inquiry of no more than two pages addressed to Suzanne C. Sousa, Executive Director, by mail or electronically at If, after review of the letter of inquiry, the Foundation has further interest in a program, organizations will be invited to submit formal proposals. 4/5

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