Grant Guidelines and Application

the detailsGrant Guidelines

CHF will provide small grants to support nonprofit organizations and programs that promote youth development, specifically, programs that build the 40 Developmental Assets in Youth as established by the Search Institute (

Developmental Assets represent the personal relationships, opportunities and qualities that help youth to thrive and protect them from harmful and unhealthy choices. Youth with assets are less likely to engage in alcohol and drug use, violence and sexual activity. The average young person experiences fewer than half of the 40 assets.

Research has shown that after-school programs can cultivate Developmental Assets in kids by: promoting a constructive use of time; reinforcing emotional health and physical well-being; building self-esteem and social competency; and fostering a commitment to learning.

  • Grants will be considered for youth development programs that:

    • Employ innovative and research-based models to promote youth development
    • Are conducted within a 20-mile radius of Ocean Township, NJ
    • Have clear and reasonable goals and measurable outcomes.

  • Funding will not be given for:

    • Individuals
    • Political causes, candidates, advocacy programs and organizations or campaigns.

  • Instructions:

    • Proposals must include application form.
    • Applications must be post-marked by May 23, 2024
    • Final notifications will be made by the end of August. No follow-up calls, please.

Apply onlineGrant Application Form

Click here to download a printable pdf application form to submit by mail or use the online form below.

Grants, in the range of $1,000 to $2,500 per organization, will be available on an annual basis. However, grant requests exceeding this range may be considered based on extenuating circumstances. All applicants must be a nonprofit organization and community-based program located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Preference will be given to programs conducted within Ocean Township.

  • Narrative Describing the Program

    Each field below is a required field. If you have documents, graphics, or pdf's to include that you cannot link to, make a note of that in the description box and then upload the files at the bottom of this form. (Note: Attachment maximum is 3 files no more than 512MB.)
  • Describe how the program promotes youth development (referring specifically to the Developmental Assets enhanced through the program)
  • Describe the youth served by the program including number, ages and demographics.
  • What is your project budget including other funding sources received or pending?
  • Complete Submission Application

    All of the information contained in this proposal is true and accurate. If awarded grant funding, the grantee agrees to use funds only as specified within this proposal and also agrees to provide a follow-up written report by March 31, 2025, describing the progress and outcomes of the program to date and providing an accounting of how funds have been used. Community Hope Fund, Inc. retains the authority to withhold and/or recover grant funds in case such funds are, or appear to be, misused.
  • If there is additional information that you feel is important to the application and requires more than what is in the above description fields, please upload it here.
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    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, doc, xls, Max. file size: 2 GB, Max. files: 3.
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