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November 2018 News

Request for Proposals: Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5 p.m. PST

The Weingart Foundation is excited to announce a new request for proposals (RFP) in support of youth organizing. The Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative―a joint project of several funding partners―aims to strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations engaged in youth organizing to increase the number of young people leading social justice grassroots campaigns, especially from communities most impacted by racial, economic and social injustice in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

This three-year initiative will include Unrestricted Operating Support grants, a peer grantee learning community, and a learning collaborative for funding partners. Grants will range between $75,000 and $175,000 over a three-year period. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that, as part of their core mission, have a track record of training young people of color to lead social justice grassroots campaigns that create meaningful institutional change in communities most impacted by racial, social and economic injustice.

The Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative is supported by the Annenberg Foundation, California Community Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation and the Weingart Foundation.

New applicants, as well as current grantees, of individual funding partners are eligible to apply. For more information about this RFP and how to apply, please click here.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR: Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming informational webinar. The same webinar will be offered twice: Nov. 13, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. PST and Nov. 15, 2018, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST. Please click on either date to register.