(Application Deadline is December 16, 2019)
Mission of The Community Foundation
The Community Foundation’s mission is “Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy.” The Foundation does this by raising, stewarding and distributing community assets by providing grants to nonprofit organizations, and working toward their vision of a vibrant, generous and just region — with unlimited opportunities. The Foundation focuses on building its endowment to ensure that The Community Foundation is Here for Good.
The Community Foundation maintains the rigorous national standards for excellence for community foundations and is a member of the League of California Community Foundations, as well as the Council on Foundations.
Background: The Youth Philanthropy Initiative
Launched in November 2008, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative’s goals are to teach youth to meet community challenges by making grants to projects that address concerns of youth and to instill in them an ethic of volunteering and giving so they become philanthropists. The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers (IYG) was formed in February 2012 to review proposals and recommend grants for funding in the Idyllwild community. Members of the IYG are middle school students from Idyllwild School.
The Youth Grantmakers Fund
The Youth Grantmakers Fund is a special fund allocation for projects, programs and/or activities that address issues facing youth such as: alcohol use and drug use, teen pregnancy, youth recreation, homelessness and hunger. The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Fund is generously supported by funds from the Idyllwild Community Fund, with matching funds from The Community Foundation.
Proposals are currently being accepted through this competitive grant process.
Programs and/or activities that:
Support early intervention and prevention of social problems
Preference will be given to the following types of YOUTH activities that address issues that relevant to teens in the Idyllwild community:
|· Arts, culture, dance, drama, music, writing||· Programs led by youth instead of adults|
|· Advocacy programs||· “Real life” learning experiences|
|· Educational classes||· Service learning|
|· Mentoring or tutorial programs||· Teen hotlines|
|· Outdoor experiences, camps, etc.||· Therapy|
Applicants may request amounts up to $1,000. Grant allocations will not exceed $1,000 per grant.
The grant period is up to one year. Programs may start as early as April 1, 2020 and must end no later than March 31, 2021.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be screened for eligibility and completeness by The Community Foundation (TCF) staff. The Youth Grantmakers Committee will evaluate each application and will forward grant recommendations to Idyllwild Community Fund Advisors and The Community Foundation Board of Directors for final approval.
Notification of Results
All applicants will be notified of the results, in writing by February 27, 2020.
How to Apply
A) Submit 1 ORIGINAL (WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES) of the following:
B) Mail the Application Packet to:
Youth Initiatives Manager
The Community Foundation
3700 Sixth Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92501
C) Applications must be received in The Community Foundation office by 5:00 p.m. on December16, 2019. Postmarks, late applications, incomplete copies and electronic submission (e-mail, fax) will NOT be accepted.
D) For questions contact Denisha Shackelford at firstname.lastname@example.org