Self-Assessment Test

HOW WELL DO YOU FIT?

CHILDREN AND YOUTH GUIDELINE FIT SELF-ASSESSMENT

Please use the following as a guide to determine if your proposal fits the most basic criteria for Carolyn Foundation children and youth funding.  Meeting this minimum standard only assures that your proposal will be reviewed, not an indication of likely funding.

1) Have you read the Carolyn Foundation Guidelines including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) available on this website? If No, please do so before proceeding.

2) Are the primary beneficiaries of your program children and youth Age 0 -18?

_____ Yes _____ No

3) Do the children who benefit from this program live within the city limits of New Haven, CT? (Excluding all suburbs and adjacent cities or towns)

_____ Yes _____ No

4) Are a vast majority of children (>70%) benefiting from this program from low income families (eligible for free or reduced lunch)? 
_____ Yes _____ No

5) Is your program based on documented best practices?

If your answer is NO to any of the above questions, it is unlikely that your program fits our guidelines and we would discourage you from applying.

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COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL VITALITY GUIDELINE FIT SELF-ASSESSMENT

Please use the following as a guide to determine if your proposal fits the most basic criteria for Carolyn Foundation Community Vitality funding.  Meeting this minimum standard only assures that your proposal will be considered, not an indication of likely funding.

1) Have you read the Carolyn Foundation Guidelines including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) available on this website? If No, please do so before proceeding.

2) Does this program take place within the city limits of New Haven, CT?

_____ Yes _____ No

3) Are a significant percentage of the program participants/audiences/beneficiaries residents within the city limits of New Haven, CT? 
_____ Yes _____ No

4) Does your program reflect and/or reach the diversity of people living in the New Haven, CT community?
_____ Yes _____ No

5) Can you explain how this program will enhance the community and/or cultural vitality of New Haven, CT? 
_____ Yes _____ No

If your answer is NO to any of the above questions, it is unlikely that your program fits our guidelines and we would discourage you from applying.

If you have additional questions about the potential fit of your program or organization, please contact Becky Erdahl, Executive Director, 612-596-3279, or email berdahl@carolynfoundation.org.