Foundation for Youth Investment – Youth Outdoor Programs in California

Deadline: April 15, 2013 and August 26, 2013

The Foundation for Youth Investment is accepting applications from youth-serving nonprofit organizations for programs that involve underserved youth in northern and central California in outdoor activities. Through its Impact Fund, the foundation will award a total of $500,000 in grants for initiatives that improve access to high-quality outdoor experiences, enhance the cultural relevancy of the programming offered by the organization, or create an innovative approach to reaching low-income communities, communities of color, and those experiencing unique barriers to participation in outdoor activities.

Grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded during two funding cycles. These funds may be used to pay for all costs directly related to the project, including dedicated programming or operations, program staff, program development, and capacity building. Requests for general operating support will not be considered.

To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, only organizations based in northern and central California with annual operating budgets under $250,000 will be considered.

See the Foundation for Youth Investment website for eligibility and application guidelines. Link to Complete RFP.