Youth from under-resourced communities have opportunities to realize their full potential and to positively impact their families, communities and society.
- Fund programs that develop life skills and well-being, with priority given toward programs that enhance self-esteem and resilience and toward programs that teach mindfulness and conflict resolution.
- Mindfulness is a positive lens but should not be required.
- Fund programs that provide continuity, with repeated and consistent support for youth over an extended timeframe.
- Pursue multiple paths toward addressing the varied needs of under-resourced youth.
Types of organizations we fund:
- Working in Minnesota, Dallas, Northern San Francisco Bay Area / Marin County, or Vail Valley
- Focus on youth from under-resourced families and communities, ages 8-21
- Promote life skills and personal development, particularly by increasing self-esteem and resilience, enhancing leadership skills, and teaching mindfulness and conflict resolution
- Work with youth over a longer time frame (years vs. days or weeks)
- Preference for programs that
- work with youth from all socio-economic backgrounds to encourage diverse interactions
- work intensively with girls and young women
To be considered for a Youth Development grant, you must follow our Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process.