Funding Interests

Foster Care:

The foundation’s Foster Care Grants Program seeks to support programs in the metropolitan area that address one or more of the following:

  1. Programs designed to develop service linkages and partnerships with different service providers within the child welfare community (e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health and housing). Note: Preference will be given to neighborhood-based services that are family-centered and holistic, addressing the needs of the child as well as parents.
  2. Training and strategies to recruit and retain qualified caseworkers and front-line staff at foster care agencies.
  3. Recruitment, training, and support for caregivers, including foster parents and kinship caregivers.
  4. Services for older and transition age youth, including education, job training, and independent living skills, with a focus on innovative and youth-driven programming.
  5. Services for special populations such lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
  6. Policy and advocacy efforts around issues such as (but not limited to) housing for youth in foster care, legal support for youth in care, updating the foster care rate-setting methodology and sustaining quality-assurance programs.

For more information, contact:

Samantha Ender
Program Officer
JPMorgan Private Bank
samantha.r.ender@jpmorgan.com