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The Rita Langworthy Foundation’s nonprofit grant program was created in 2015 to help fund nonprofit organizations serving at-risk children. The Rita Langworthy Foundation makes grants to organizations that are direct service providers operating in Flint, MI, the five boroughs of New York City, as well as nationwide. The Rita Langworthy Foundation has a commitment to community-based programs and strong leaders. The Rita Langworthy Foundation seeks to fund programs that provide comprehensive and intensive services that yield measurable results.

Potential grant recipients are screened to determine whether they effectively aid at-risk children. The Rita Langworthy Foundation Board of Directors conduct site visits (when possible) and interviews, analyze outcomes and financial data, perform supplementary research and check references to ensure that The Rita Langworthy Foundation is making a sound, smart investment.

The Rita Langworthy Foundation seeks to fund 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofits in Flint, MI, New York, NY, and nationwide with the following characteristics:

  • A proven track record
  • A bold idea that is feasible
  • Clear sense of mission and the steps needed to accomplish that mission
  • Strong, committed leadership
  • Existing evaluation procedures or willingness to evaluate programs and measure outcomes
  • Longitudinal data of on-going efforts
  • Commitment to, and knowledge of, the population served
  • High quality, dedicated staff
  • Financial stability
  • Respect or standing in its community and relationships with other organizations in the community

Programs that do not wish to evaluate the outcomes of their efforts should not apply to The Rita Langworthy Foundation for funds.


The Rita Langworthy Foundation considers requests for specific programs that directly provide food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and/or educational opportunities to at-risk children.


The Rita Langworthy Foundation does not make grants to technical assistance providers, other funders, individuals, or for capital, renovation or general operating funds. The Rita Langworthy Foundation does not give grants to distribute propaganda, to attempt to influence legislation or the outcome of any public election or to engage in any activity that is not exclusively charitable or educational. The Rita Langworthy Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate against people seeking either services or employment based on race, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.


Applications are accepted year-round, and grant decisions will be made by The Rita Langworthy Foundation’s Board of Directors on an annual basis. Due to the high number of applications, The Rita Langworthy Foundation cannot guarantee that all applications will be considered by the Board at the first meeting after the application is received. If your organization submitted an application but was denied The Rita Langworthy Foundation funding in the past, please wait a minimum of one year from the date of denial before reapplying.

Please complete the entire application. If you wish, you may attach additional material as specified in The Rita Langworthy Nonprofit Grant Application Form to your completed application, but please do not send any videos. If the application itself raises questions or poses difficulties, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a notice acknowledging its receipt. Please do not telephone us to ask about its status. We will let you know The Rita Langworthy Foundation’s decision as soon as possible, although decisions may take up to one year.

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To apply for The Rita Langworthy Foundation funding, download The Rita Langworthy Nonprofit Grant Application Form

Questions about our grant making process can be directed here.