The Perlman Foundation is inviting applications for its second annual Bridging the Gap Awards, a matching grant program which assists smaller-sized charitable organizations that exemplify the foundation's mission to suppor lower-income children, families, and nonprofit organizations working to improve communities across the United States.
Recipients will be awarded one-time matching grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to further their missions. Recipients also will be eligible for other Perlman Foundation initiatives.
To be eligible, organizations must have an annual budget between $25,000 and $500,000; operate in Alabama, California, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Texas; and be "changemakers" in the areas of education, the arts, mentorship, college preparation, civic engagement, family and parental development, literacy, youth leadership and development, or neighborhood beautification.
The foundation will be accepting applications from October 10 to October 31, 2013.