NEED FUNDING To Get Your Parenting Program Going?

NEED FUNDING to Get Your Parenting Program Going?

Do you need funding to implement your parenting program? APP’S Evidence of Effectiveness can help when applying for grants. You’ve heard the great news that ACTIVE PARENTING 4th Edition & Active Parenting of Teens are now LISTED AS EVIDENCE BASED WITH A SCIENTIFIC RATING on the CEBC registry along with Families in Action. In addition, OSU’s research study article on Active Parenting: First Five Years has been accepted by a peer reviewed journal, qualifying the program as evidence-based for submission for inclusion on the CEBC and other registries!  We’ll also provide you with measurement tools to gauge the effectiveness of your program. You can use the results to secure funding.


  • FUNDING: Need funding to get your parenting program going? Grant applications often require research-based evidence of effectiveness as well as the ability to measure outcomes in your own groups. Many Active Parenting programs can fulfill both of these requirements. See the list below for possible funding sources.
  • Evidence of effectiveness: Why is this important? There are a lot of programs out there. We have the science and research to back up what our leaders— and the parents they serve—have discovered for themselves: Active Parenting programs work!
  • Access to measurement tools: Some funding sources require program administrators to demonstrate evidence of effectiveness in order to secure funding. Pre and Post-tests are available for many Active Parenting programs to help you gauge the progress of your class.


We’ve discovered the grant/funding opportunities listed below and will update the list whenever we find new information. This information is provided for reference purposes only. Active Parenting has not fully investigated these opportunities and makes no claims about their viability or your program’s eligibility for funding.

  • Urban Awareness Parenting Education Grant: “The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports innovative, creative projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.”
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation: “works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.”
  • Administration for Children & Families: “offers funding for a variety of competitive and mandatory grant programs serving families, children, individuals and communities. Though we do not provide personal financial assistance, we have a variety of funding opportunities available to support social service programs at the state, local and tribal levels.”
  • The Grants Learning Center: “your gateway to federal grants”
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Children’s Bureau: “administers discretionary and formula grants to support programs that serve children and families.”
  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): SAMHSA announces grant funding opportunities through Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Each FOA contains all the information you need to apply for a grant. To apply for a SAMHSA grant, you must register on
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway: “offers information and resources relating to how child abuse and neglect prevention programs are funded to help programs identify and access funding sources.”
  • California State PTA: Grants are awarded to local PTAs to support efforts that build and grow student achievement, parent engagement and family involvement to make a difference in your community.
  • Reissa Foundation (California & Texas): “family foundation working for change in our communities. As a legacy of the RGK Foundation, we are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations in California and Texas.”
  • Oregon Community Foundation (OCF): “puts donated dollars to work and maximizes impact for the benefit of people across the state.”
  • Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative: “is a partnership of OCF, The Ford Family and Collins Foundations, Meyer Memorial Trust and Oregon State University. Partners believe that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers, and that investment in strong parenting is a critical strategy for ensuring that all children are ready to learn.
  • Philanthropy Southwest: “Foster meaningful philanthropy and trusted relationships that impact the southwest region’s people, communities, and most pressing issues”
  • Abbott Fund: “We view philanthropy as a powerful source for driving social innovations that lead to more resilient, healthier communities.”
  • The American Family Life Insurance Company (AFLAC): “Aflac’s philanthropic efforts in the community can be seen in four areas: health, education, youth, and the arts.”
  • Tiger Woods Foundation: “The Tiger Woods Foundation grant-making process focuses on providing opportunities to children and families who are underserved.” Approved areas for funding: education; youth development; parenting; and family health & welfare.
  • The Annenberg Foundation: “We give priority to nonprofit organizations serving the Los AngelesVenturaOrangeRiversideand San Bernardino Counties that are well-integrated into the fabric of the communities they serve.
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation: “Building a Brighter Future for Children, Families and Communities”
  • The Brookdale Foundation Group: “The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is designed to encourage and promote the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents.”
  • MacArthur Foundation: will review unsolicited proposals (Note: very few are selected for funding therefore you should carefully review their Grant Guidelines before submitting a proposal).
  • The Ceres Foundation: “To support programs that help to change individual lives, by expanding opportunities for disadvantaged youth and vulnerable families to develop and make full use of their potential, so that they will be able to pursue their highest ambitions, earn decent livings, enjoy healthy relationships, and fully participate in their communities.” The Ceres Foundation is NOT considering proposals in 2021.
  • ALL WAYS UP Foundation: “bridges the opportunity and support gaps for grassroots non-profit organizations that are making a positive impact in low-income communities across the country.”
  • Child Welfare Foundation: “accepts funding proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children. Grants are only given to entities that help U.S. children in a large geographic area; they are not awarded for day-to-day operating expenses or special operating expenses.”


Active Parenting Publishers founder and president Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. has been providing research-based education programs with an emphasis on nonviolent discipline, mutual respect, and open communication for over 35 years. He is widely known for his expertise in the field of parent education and has appeared on over 100 TV programs, including CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show.