Our grant application process is competitive and, unfortunately, we can't award grants to everyone.
We like youth projects where the applicants are passionate about their issue,
showing creativity and working to have a BIG impact.
So, to help increase your chances of being awarded a grant, we've created the following guidelines.
Please only submit an application if your project meets all of our guidelines.
Applicants must be no older than 19 years old on the day that they apply.
It's ok for the applicant(s) to work with others to develop and implement their ideas (in fact, its encouraged), but the original idea for the initiative must have been youth-initiated and must be youth-led.
In other words, we would consider funding projects thought of by a teen where the teen secures the help of a local service organization run by adults to implement the idea, but we would not fund an idea where a local service organization run by adults comes up with an idea, enrolls teens to help apply for grants and then leads the program utilizing teen volunteers.
We will primarily fund ideas associated with our 16 issue areas but we will also occasionally fund projects outside of those areas so feel free to apply with other great ideas.