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Our 2014 summer mini-grant application is now closed and awards will be made in May.


Please check back in the early summer for the 2014 afterschool mini-grant application. 


What is an Andy Roddick Foundation Mini-Grant?

Mini-grants are awarded to support projects that will: 1) increase access to and/or 2) improve the quality of out-of-school time learning programs serving children in Austin. Grantee projects should use evidence-based or promising practices whenever possible to address equity and access issues and/or build program quality through activities such as individualized support, intentional and integrated learning and activities, well-trained staff, and ongoing program evaluation.


Examples of acceptable mini-grant projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Field trips that bring lessons learned in the program to life
  • Staff training on quality practices
  • Purchasing culturally-relevant and developmentally appropriate curricula
  • Engaging in evaluation and assessment activities
  • Transportation to and from the program
  • Purchasing materials, paying staff, or other expenses to reduce the cost of the program for participants


Who is Eligible for a Mini-Grant?

  • 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, libraries, and government entities operating summer learning programs for students in grades Pre-K to 12 in under-resourced areas of Austin.
  • Organizational and/or programmatic mission to improve outcomes for students
  • Note: This is a one-time grant and organizations are eligible for one grant per cycle


What are the Typical Award Sizes?

Grants will be made from $500-$2,000 for this grant cycle.


How are Grantees Selected?

Applicants are selected by an independent review committee based on the merit of their application and how they are improving access to or quality of summer programming for Austin children and youth. 

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