Youthprise Launches General Operating Grant RFP

Friday, June 28, 2019

Nonprofit organizations are increasingly asked to do more to support the myriad of needs of youth in our communities.  While projects and programs are developed and supported to respond to the needs of youth, oftentimes the operational needs of the non-profits are not prioritized or supported to the same degree as projects and programs.
Youthprise has dedicated $176,000 to youth-serving non-profits in Minnesota to award small general operating grants that will focus on operational needs not supported by project or program funding.

Youthprise believes in investing in well-managed organizations that are led by the communities they serve and that center youth in decision-making. Further, in alignment with our mission, Youthprise values organizations that are committed to dismantling structures of oppression that hinder the ability of youth to lead healthy and vibrant lives.

Best positioned organizations for general operating support will have a track record for managing operations effectively, efficiently, and producing positive outcomes for youth that increases equity with and for youth in the areas of Learning & Leadership, Economic Opportunity, and Health and Safety. You can read more about Youthprise's approach here.
Funding Information:
•    $176,000 is available for funding in 2019;
•    We expect to award 8 to 15 one year grants that will range in size from $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000;
•    Projects can begin as early as October 1, 2019 and as late as January 1, 2020. However, projects must be completed by December 31, 2020;
•    Projects funds cannot be used for capital campaigns;
•    Award notifications will be delivered the week of September 23, 2019;
•    Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that are organized and operated for charitable purposes and recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt public charities under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
•    The deadline for the submission of the RFP will be 11:59 PM on August 5, 2019.

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