Just Announced: 2015 Competitive Grant Opportunities

Published on June 4, 2015 | Written by


We just released our 2015 Competitive Grant Guidelines along with a 2015 Letter to Grantees from our President Wokie Weah.

Our work is organized around two strategic focus areas that are anchored in our commitment to advancing racial equity:  Systems Building and Innovation in Youth Engagement. Through Systems Building, we work to develop coordinated sustainable systems that provide access to high quality out-of-school time (OST) programs for underserved and under-engaged youth. With Innovation in Youth Engagement, we work to authentically engage youth in the design and implementation of quality OST programs, policy, systems, philanthropy, and research and evaluation.

Please read the full 2015 Competitive Grant Guidelines. You can apply for grants to build the capacity of organizations to participate in out-of-school time/expanded learning systems (OST) and youth engagement here.

And new this year, we will provide challenge grants for programs that use approaches for youth participatory action research (yPAR) and we are seeking host sites that can help us expand our youth philanthropy initiative, YouthBank, in 2016: you can apply for both of these opportunities here. This is a new website for YouthBank/yPAR, so if you previously created a login you will need to create a new one.

For more information, attend an information session (below) or please contact Rudy Guglielmo, Youthprise Program Officer, at 612-564-4858 x3 or rudy@youthprise.org.

  • June 10, 2015     1:00 – 3:00pm: Neighborhood House, St. Paul. Register here
  • June 15, 2015     1:00 – 3:00pm: Pillsbury United Communities – Urban Institute, Minneapolis. Register here.
  • June 15, 2015    5:00 – 7:00pm: Youthprise, Minneapolis. Register here

There is more information available online here.

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