Grant Application

Enliven Foundation is here to help overcome obstacles for the college-bound single parent. We believe education is the key to breaking the generational cycle of poverty. If you would like to be considered for a grant designed to overcome obstacles so that you can further your education (specific trade, apprenticeship, or a 2 to 4-year degree). Please complete this brief initial application. When you hit "SUBMIT", your entry will be delivered to the Grant Committee of Enliven Foundation for review. Thank you for taking interest in your and your child’s future!

First and Last Name:
City and State:
Phone #:
1. Have you completed your high school diploma or GED?
2. Do you meet Enliven Foundation's client profile qualifications?
  • Single parent of a minor child (or children) who is not cohabitating with a partner. Definition of a cohabitating partner: A living arrangement in which an unmarried couple lives together in a long- term relationship that resembles a marriage; or regularly residing with an adult of the same or opposite sex, if the parties hold themselves out as a couple, and regardless of whether the relationship confers a financial benefit.
  • Custody of a child (or children) where you are the custodial parent or have joint custody with the majority of parenting time (visitation rights of another person or child support payments received from another person is allowed).
  • Income at or below the Federal poverty level for the applicant’s family size as determined by the current published Federal poverty guidelines.
  • The applicant is enrolled or desires to enroll in a trade program, apprenticeship, two-year college degree program, or four-year college degree program. The trade school or apprenticeship must be a program that the grant committee determines likely to lead to full-time gainful employment after completion.
3. Enliven Foundation’s goal is to overcome obstacles for the college-bound single parent. In at least fifty words please describe how you feel Enliven Foundation could help you.
4. Enliven Foundations objective is to fight generational poverty. If you are selected to receive services, how would the support affect you in this way?
5. Annual Income
6. Family Size
If chosen as a candidate, you will be required to provide:
  1. Personal information including:
    1. Full legal name
    2. Address
    3. Phone number
    4. Email address
    5. Tax identification number
    6. Proof of income
    7. Proof of address (copy of utility bill or lease agreement)
    8. Proof of citizenship or legal residency within the United States
  2. Name and description of the educational program the applicant wishes to enroll in;
  3. A letter of recommendation from a non-family member who can speak to your ability, desire, and commitment such as a teacher, a professor, a mentor, or a coach.
Non-Discrimination Notice. All applications, forms or advertisements for this grant shall include the following non- discrimination language: “Enliven Foundation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexuality, or military status in any of its activities or operations.”
Disqualified Persons: The officers and directors of Enliven Foundation, Inc. and donors who have contributed 10% or more of Enliven Foundation revenue for any year within the past five years are “Direct Prohibited Persons.” The ancestors, lineal descendants, and siblings of Direct Prohibited Persons, and each of their spouses, are “Indirect Prohibited Persons.” Direct Prohibited Persons and Indirect Prohibited Persons are ineligible to receive a grant from Enliven Foundation.