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Developing a Sustainability Plan

To begin to develop a sustainability plan, see Y4Y’s step-by-step toolkit for creating a plan. While developing the plan, see the following articles and publications for further information.



Afterschool Sustainability

The Road to Sustainability



Know Your Funders: A Guide to STEM Funding for Afterschool



Since 21st CCLC funding is for a limited period, the following organizations provide funding opportunities in order to sustain your afterschool program. It is also strongly encouraged to collaborate with community agencies.

4-H Afterschool

Allstate Foundation

AT&T Connected Learning

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

Candid – Foundation Directory Online

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Ford Foundation

Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation


Hearst Foundations

Kids Gardening – Grant Opportunities

MATTEL Children’s Foundation

New York Life Foundation

Open Society Foundations

Starbucks Foundation

The Lisa Libraries

Tiger Woods Foundation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

William T. Grant Foundation