PROVIDING RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO CHILDREN.
Capitol Benefits Foundation was created for the well-being and needs of adolescents. Our goal is to provide the resources and opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes meeting the needs of children facing a wide range of challenges. The foundation was created by the team at Capitol Benefits, an independent insurance agency. To learn more about the Capitol Benefits insurance agency, click here.
WAYS WE SUPPORT CHILDREN IN NEED
AFTER-SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
When children engage in constructive activities, there are endless possibilities for what they can achieve. The Capitol Benefits Foundation sees the potential in every child, which motivates us to ensure that children who are not able to afford after-school activities will now have the opportunity.
The Capitol Benefits Foundation provides free supplies in classrooms, also called 'Care Closets'. These items include clothing, school supplies, snacks, band-aids, hygiene products, and more. Students can discreetly grab items they need for themselves or family members that wouldn't be affordable otherwise.
BACKPACKS FOR KIDS
The Capitol Benefits Foundation donates dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary, middle, and high schools. Different from the Care Closets, these are classroom-related items only such as, notebooks, pencils, erasers, rulers, and more.
The Foundation offers catered Thanksgiving meals to families in need. Included in the meal kit, families will find educational literature for kids!
The Foundation invites parents to select toys, clothes, games, and books for their children from a 'pop-up' toy store that we create at a local school. Donations are used to purchase the items to offer at no cost.
The guidelines below are the driving principles that the Capitol Benefits Foundation uses to determine whether or not to accept a grant request. Other factors may come into play outside of these guidelines such as the availability of funds.
Our grant recipients must be 501c(3) non-profit organizations. In many cases, we can work with a local church or PTA that has a direct relationship with those that will benefit from the grant to satisfy this requirement. For example, we can provide a grant to a local school PTA that can use the funds to assist a family in need.
All grant recipients (the actual people that the funding will be used for) must be located within 100 miles of the Washington DC area or within 50 miles of New Jersey, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, or Connecticut.
We want to see our grant in action! Preference will be given to organizations that can provide pictures of how the money was used. This could be a picture of the clothing or food that was donated. It does not need to include pictures of the people that benefited (but we’ll take them if you have them).
We’re a small organization and we want to support other organizations that are the same size or smaller!
Are there volunteer opportunities available for the Capitol Benefits team to support your cause? We won’t decline a grant request based on your answer to this question; however, if we can do more than provide funds, we’d love to help!
Our minimum size grant right now is $250 and our maximum is $1,000. Grant amounts are based on need and funds available.
Our grant recipients (the people that actually benefit) should be kids.