The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Program Evaluation Grants. The program is designed to fund the evaluation of innovative youth programs or services with the purpose of identifying which programs and services are most effective. The foundation seeks to support programs that are innovative and have a potentially replicable service concept; are offered by small or medium non-profit organizations (operating budget of less than $5 million); promote scholastic, professional, athletic, and/or other excellence in youth; and provide youth with new opportunities for health, personal growth, and success. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $25,000 each. The deadline for the grant application is July 27. To obtain additional information and an application, visit: http://www.rmyf.org/content.cfm?u=our_grants.
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation Community Grants program allows teams of Best Buy employees across the U.S. to select non-profit organizations working to help teens excel in school and develop life and leadership skills. This year, the Best Buy Children's Foundation will provide a total of $2 million in community grants. Best Buy seeks applications from organizations that have current 501(c)(3) tax status and serve a diverse population of young teens in the areas of learning, life skills, and leadership. Special consideration will be given to programs that provide youth with access to opportunity through technology. To be eligible, non-profit organizations must be located within fifty miles of a Best Buy store or regional distribution center. Applicants should serve a diverse population in local or regional communities; aim to build social, academic, leadership, and/or life skills in early adolescents (primarily ages 13 to 17); show positive results against a demonstrated community need; and reach at-risk children in working families. Grant amounts will average between $4,000 and $6,000 and will not exceed $10,000. The online grant application submission process will open on July 1, 2011, and close on August 1, 2011.Visit the Best Buy Web site for complete program guidelines and application information http://www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com/our_foundation.htm .
The Catalog for Giving is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City’s underserved children. The Catalog identifies, funds, and supports innovative, community-based start-up organizations that provide education and life skills to at-risk youth and in doing so, set them on new paths to success. Every three years, the Catalog selects ten programs to become “member organizations.” Selected organizations will be funded for three years. The funding is generally in the vicinity of $30,000-60,000 per fiscal year. Only organizations that meet all of the following criteria are eligible. Organizations must have as their primary mission the provision of direct services to low-income children or teens; have an operating budget between $150,000 and $1.5 million per fiscal year; be a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization; be independent and not a subsidiary or branch of a national organization; be located and operate within New York City; and have been in existence for at least 2 years, but no more than 10 years. The application is due no later than 5:00 pm on June 30. For additional information, and to request an application, contact: The Catalog for Giving of New York City, 1115 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10010, T 212-765-8212, F 212-765-8190, firstname.lastname@example.org,