The Placer Community Foundation is inviting applications for its Youth Development Grant Program.
Through the program, the foundation works to address the needs of underserved youth between the ages of 14 and 21 through a youth development approach, which includes meaningful roles that involve responsibility and opportunities for leadership; caring relationships with adults and peers who model well-being, healthy behavior, and a sense of belonging in a physically and socially safe environment; consistent, positive communication that youth can and will succeed; opportunities to have input and make decisions regarding activities they take part in, the rules they abide by, and the setting where they spend their time; opportunities to make real contributions while broadening their knowledge and understanding of the world around them; and challenging and interesting learning experiences that help build understanding, skills, and competencies.
Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of youth development programs and services provided by nonprofit organizations operating along the western slope of Placer County, California. Youth must be partners with adults in the project, have had meaningful input in the planning and development of the project, and be committed to and involved in its implementation. The foundation gives priority to projects that serve economically disadvantaged youth and recruit them from a variety of sources and/or communities. One-time, new, or continuing/expanded programs or projects will be considered.
Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to attend one of two meetings dedicated to the application process and online application system on June 13, 2019.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. If the applicant is a faith-based organization, it must describe how it operates a social service program that is open to the public and involves no religious activities.
See the Placer Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.