2017 Funding Decisions

Once again we were amazed with the many organizations doing truly excellent work to support children in need. After much deliberation, we awarded the following organizations with funding for 2017.

Florida Organizations:
Camillus House
Chapman Partnership
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter

New York Organizations:
Friends of the Children NY
Henry Street Settlement
Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation
Police Athletic League
The Reading Team
YMCA of Greater NY
YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
YWCA of Ulster County/Girls Inc.
Young Women’s Leadership Network

Pennsylvania Organizations:
Chester Children’s Chorus
Pathways PA
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance

Applications will once again be accepted April 1st, with any changes to our application process being decided by January 1st.

2017 Grant Applications Being Accepted

Per the Foundation’s usual timeline, grant applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 funding cycle. Organizations planning to apply can review the application guidelines on our How to Apply page. Applications are due by April 1, 2017 and funding will be distributed by July 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted via e-mail as described in our guidelines.

Organizations funded in 2016 MUST submit their grant evaluation by March 1st in order to be considered for 2017 funding. This form was sent via e-mail to all organizations, if you have not received it please reach out at your earliest convenience.

If you have any questions during your application process, you may e-mail Mallory Silva 

Funding Decisions for 2016

We are excited to announce our funding decisions for 2016. After careful review and consideration, the following organizations have been selected for funding in 2016.


Astor Services for Children & Families

Branches, Inc.

Chapman Partnership

Chester Children’s Chorus

Friends of the Children New York

Henry Street Settlement

Philadelphia Children’s Alliance

The Reading Team

YMCA of Greater NY

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

Young Women’s Leadership Network

YWCA Ulster County, Girls Incorporated of Ulster and Dutchess Counties


We thank all organizations that applied for this year’s funding. For future funding information, please look to our website by January 1st for updated policies on applying. Applications will due by April 1st, 2017.

Foundation Mailing Address

The Foundation’s mailing address has changed. All mail can be sent to:

Helen’s Hope Foundation
646 Clovelly Lane
Devon, PA 19333

Please note, all applications are requested electronically and most communication is preferred electronically unless requested otherwise.

Foundation currently accepting applications: Due April 1st, 2016

Helen’s Hope Foundation will be accepting grant applications for their April 1st 2016 deadline. Applicants must follow the instructions below or listed on the “Apply” page of the website. Any questions regarding the application process can be sent to No matter the date of submission, all applicants will be contacted by the end of April regarding site visits. Decisions will be made before July with checks being sent out to grant recipients by July 1st.

Helen’s Hope is dedicated to providing support to underprivileged youth and the programs and people that aid them. The Foundation funds programs in FL (Monroe County and the Miami area), NJ, NY (Greater NY and the Mid-Hudson Valley), and PA (Philadelphia and the surrounding area) from organizations that provide educational support, health and fitness, family support and other important areas of development for underprivileged youth.

Grant applications are due to the Foundation by April 1st. Proposals should be for projects and programs that match the mission of Helen’s Hope Foundation.

Funding guidelines

  • Only nonprofit charitable organizations, exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are eligible to receive a grant.
  • The Foundation accepts requests from organizations with programs in the following locations: Florida (Monroe County and the Miami area), New Jersey, New York (Greater NY and the Mid-Hudson Valley), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and the surrounding areas)
  • The Foundation accepts requests up to $50,000 unless the Foundation has discussed a different amount.
    Grants are usually awarded for one year only. Projects in areas the Foundation has a special interest may be considered for multi-year funding and larger gifts. Organizations may reapply from one year to the next.
  • An organization may only be funded once per calendar year. Organizations receiving grants are required to complete an evaluation report within twelve months after receipt of the funds to ensure eligibility for future funding.

How to apply

  • All applications must be formatted in the following way:
    • Applications must be a Word Document or PDF and budgets may be Word, PDF or Excel File. Please save all files using the applying organization’s name followed by the year followed by the title of the document (ex: Jane Fund April 2013 Cover Page).
    • All pages must be numbered and include the organization’s name in the footer.
    • All applications must be e-mailed to: and must state the name of the applying organization in the subject line.
  • All applications must include:
    • A cover page including: organization name, organization website (if applicable), organization address, contact information, program/project name, request amount and a brief project description.
    • A proposal, not exceeding five (5) pages, clearly setting forth the proposed program and the objectives to be attained.
    • An outline of how the program’s success will be monitored and evaluated.
    • A project/program budget including revenue and expenses. Under revenue, please include other foundations or corporations you have applied to for funding.
    • Your organization’s most recent budget including revenue and expenses as approved by the Board of Directors.
    • A copy of your IRS Section 501(c)(3) status.