Youth Empowerment Grants 2022 Funding: Allstate Foundation, Foot Locker Foundation, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Students in the Care of DC
Youth Empowerment Grants 2022
Funding is available to support fundraising programs for youth-serving organizations. These grants prioritize projects that can be scalable and/or replicated to reach a broader population.
These grant awards will prioritize small, emerging leaders of youth serving organizations with operating budgets under $75,000 and all awards come with training and coaching in nonprofit leadership.
1. Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Foundation is an umbrella funder that supports a wide range of projects, including youth empowerment initiatives. Its grantmaking is highly competitive and largely closed to unsolicited proposals. Grantseekers should review the foundation’s news updates, and network with local Allstate agents to discuss their ideas.
The foundation fulfills requests focused on fostering social-emotional learning skills like empathy and stress management that enable young people to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Research shows that SEL is a better predictor of success than academic aptitude alone.
The Allstate Foundation is also committed to supporting organizations that provide innovative, local and culturally relevant healthy relationship education and violence prevention programming for teens and young adults of color and other marginalized communities. These programs use a racial equity lens to consider the complex root causes of inequality in their design and approach. In addition, the foundation supports thousands of Allstate employees who volunteer through its Helping Hands grant program by funding nonprofits they choose to support.
2. Foot Locker Foundation
The Foot Locker Foundation supports nonprofit community organizations in the communities where Foot Locker Inc. teams live, work and play to bridge gaps in health, wealth and opportunity, especially those driven by racial inequity. The foundation supports a variety of youth programs, including career exploration and occupational training; leadership development; and mentoring. It also aims to support community-based organizations led by people of color.
For 2022, the foundation is accepting applications for its Foot Locker Community Empowerment Grants. These grants are for organizations with 501c3 status that provide youth-focused programs and services. The foundation is looking to fund up to $100,000 over one year for capital projects and programming.
To apply, applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the link below. Laureus and Foot Locker will assess the EOIs to select a number of applicants to invite for a formal proposal. The selected finalists will be announced in 2023 for one-year grants to begin in summer 2023.
3. New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
The new State Budget will support key services at a dynamic time in the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. As household incomes decline and the public health environment evolves, it is likely that Granite Staters will have greater needs for assistance early in the biennium. This new round of grant funding can help to fill in the gaps for those most vulnerable residents.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) will distribute funding for a wide range of youth empowerment programs in 2022, including:
In addition to these grants, the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has launched the Community Center Investment Program, which provides resources to nonprofits and municipalities that are advancing meaningful community-based projects. The full application and program guide is available here. The program is open to all New Hampshire communities. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.
4. Students in the Care of DC
Students in the Care of DC connects youth to the resources they need inside and outside the classroom, including academic, behavioral and family support. They also work to ensure that every child or young adult who enters the DC child welfare or juvenile justice system has access to high quality education and workforce development services that help them grow and thrive.
The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation provides Georgetown University students and world leaders new ways to impact society in a cross disciplinary, hands on, experiential way. Our grant supports their efforts to strengthen the connection between teams and organizations focused on benefit access in order to scale solutions and build a collective voice for advocacy.
The Community Center for Education Results serves as the backbone organization for Road Map Project, a place based partnership that works to increase equitable policies and practices so that 70 percent of Seattle and South King County students earn a college degree or career credential by 2030. Our grant supports their efforts to empower communities, center equity, and establish and grow place based partnerships.