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Weyerhaeuser Children's Initiative

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 1, 2021
Application: Aug 1, 2021

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation Children's Initiative provides funding for new direct service programs designed to promote resilience, stability, and psycho-social health for youth ages 14 to 21 who have been traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Applicant programs must:

  • Directly serve youth who have been significantly traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences, including physical, sexual or emotional abuse; domestic violence; substance abuse or mental illness in the household; parental separation or divorce; incarceration of a household member; and physical or emotional neglect
  • Offer age-appropriate therapeutic interventions, activities, or services that promote resilience, stability, and psycho-social health in traumatized youth
  • Provide services that go beyond crisis intervention and the establishment of initial safety
  • Include a plan for evaluating program effectiveness
  • Enhance the relationship between the youth and at least one significant adult
  • Be a new program for the organization, or a new therapeutic component to an existing program, currently in development or within its first year
  • Use trauma informed practices and policies, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing trauma training for involved staff

Priorities include:

  • Actively solicit input from program beneficiaries in ways that guide the design, delivery, and refinement of the program
  • Collaborate with other organizations to enhance the program curriculum, measure outcomes, or expand and share knowledge in order to better serve program beneficiaries
  • Take a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach, treating individuals holistically, and considering existing social and cultural contexts
  • Educate significant adults in order to best serve program beneficiaries
  • Serve youth segments that historically have less access to services, including youth of color, youth from rural communities, youth involved with state systems, refugees, LGBTQ youth, and those who have experienced sexual exploitation

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The average grant size is $30,000 or less. The Foundation intends to support new programs for up to 3 years.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Follow the instructions on the how to apply page. Submit a stage 1 application through the online system between January 1 - March 1, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a stage 2 application, with a deadline of August 1, 2021.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Behavioral health · Child welfare · Children and youth · Mental health · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care

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