Youthprise strategically invests time, talent and resources to accelerate leadership and innovation beyond the classroom. We are committed to mobilizing the power of youth, expanding access to quality learning experiences, advancing integrated community-based systems, leveraging and growing resources, and igniting public insistence to ensure high quality opportunities for learning beyond the classroom for all Minnesota youth.
We seek partners whose efforts are grounded in the latest research and that implement best practices to close the opportunity gap for youth beyond the classroom. Our grantees are leaders in their communities that use innovative approaches to authentically engage youth and prepare them for education, work and civic life.
General Eligibility Requirements
Youthprise provides grants to organizations in Minnesota. With very few exceptions, to be eligible for a grant, applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Units of government may apply for funding for projects, although we do not fund activities that are traditionally the responsibility of government. As resources are limited, Youthprise may receive more requests than it can fund.
At Youthprise, we believe we can be most effective by concentrating resources in a few areas. This means we may not support many worthy projects outside our program interest.We do not make grants for: scholarships, endowments, capital, activities that have a specific religious purpose, and lobbying prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code.
Grant Guidelines and Deadlines
In 2012, Youthprise announced a request for proposals in February. For 2013, our plan is to announce a request for proposals in either May or June of 2013. Our first year of grant-making in 2012 was a learning year for Youthprise. Our initial investments in the Expand Access to Quality Learning Opportunities grant pool have resulted in a broad base of organizations aligned with Youthprise’s mission. It has also enabled us to identify organizations using innovative and effective methods to authentically engage youth. With our grantmaking in 2013, we want to make sure we are learning from our previous investments, the latest advances in the field, and an analysis of gaps in the supply and access of quality OST programs that is now being conducted.
Please stay tuned to this page for further updates.
Learn more about the Youth Philanthropy Fund.
Technical Assistance to Grantees (2012)
Click on the links below to download information on technical assistance opportunities for Youthprise grantees (presented at the 10/1/12 grantee convening).
For general grantmaking, please contact Rudy Guglielmo, Youthprise Program Officer, at 612-564-4858 x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Youth Philanthropy Fund, contact Libby Rau, Director of Youth Engagement, at 612-564-4858 x7 or email@example.com.