Grants totaling up to $60,000 will be available for organizations with youth-led programs/projects serving primarily low-income youth of color. One grant of up to $25,000 will be awarded, with other grants ranging in amounts between $5,000 and $10,000.
Priority consideration for funding will be given to programs/projects that demonstrate how the program/project is youth-led, largely devised and implemented by young people. The program/project also should have a combination of social and political content embedded within its curriculum.
Grants will fund programs/projects that address these topics:
• Sexual Health
• Mental Health
• Education Reform
• Youth Leadership
YOUTHadelphia is Philadelphia Foundation's Youth-in-Philanthropy program. A diverse group of youth from across Philadelphia come together to assess the needs of their peers and make grants to organizations working to meet those needs.
RFP Open House
When: Thurs., Jan. 16
Where: Philadelphia Foundation
1835 Market Street, Suite 2410
Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear in depth about the kinds of programs/projects YOUTHadelphia will fund.
The YOUTHadelphia grant application will be available on PF's website shortly after the Open House. The application will be due at 5 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 14.
To be eligible for a YOUTHadelphia grant, an organization must:
• Demonstrate how the program/project is youth-led
• Hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor
• Have at least three years of audits or 990's
• Have at least one full-time staff member
• Complete child abuse clearance for all staff and volunteers who work with youth
Please click here for more eligibility information.