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Youth Making Change (YMC) Grant

Grants to California Organizations, Schools, and Groups
for Youth-Driven Programs that Benefit Local Teens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fund for Santa Barbara

Conf. Date:

10/08/20

Deadline Date:

10/23/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to California organizations, schools, and groups in eligible locations for youth-driven programs that benefit teens in the community. Youth must be involved in all aspects of the projects and programs must be led by youth between the ages of 12 and 24. Preference is given to projects that address the causes of environmental, economic, social, and political problems. Applicants must be located in Santa Barbara County.

Project Requirements:

  • ┬áBe youth-led (age 12-24). Youth are leaders in all aspects of the project, including writing this grant application.
  • Operate in a democratic manner, responsive to and directed by the group of people you aim to serve;
  • Teens in the community must benefit from your project, not just the planning team.
  • Attempt to fix a problem affecting youth by providing a solution;
  • Be located in Santa Barbara County.
  • Have a sponsoring organization, such as a school or community group.

Projects must also do one of the following:

  • Actively support anti-discrimination based on race, sex/gender, age, religion, language spoken, or immigration status;
  • Actively support communities marginalized by power structures to engage in dialogue and actions that seek to counter social injustice;
  • Actively work to improve the rights of workers and their families whose living conditions have been marginalized;
  • Promote the cultural life of underserved communities and support the activities of cultural workers;
  • Promote self-determination and leadership development in low income and disenfranchised communities;
  • Promote global peace and organize locally for just policies;
  • Work on building coalitions to enhance improving environmental justice and address climate change, especially organizing a constituency usually without access to decision-makers;
  • Engage in collaborative action and coalition-building to strengthen movement ecosystems; Work against community violence and actively support recovery and restorative justice activities and initiatives;

A Strong Project Also Includes:

  • Research to find out the most pressing needs in your community.
  • An opportunity for you and other of your planners to develop valuable skills and knowledge.
  • An opportunity for other youth in the community to develop valuable skills, knowledge, or experience.
  • A plan to keep your project running for a year or more.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149869

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Project Requirements:
-Be youth-led (age 12-24). Youth are leaders in all aspects of the project, including writing this grant application.
-Operate in a democratic manner, responsive to and directed by the group of people you aim to serve;
-Teens in the community must benefit from your project, not just the planning team.
-Attempt to fix a problem affecting youth by providing a solution;
-Be located in Santa Barbara County.
-Have a sponsoring organization, such as a school or community group.

Ineligible:
-Political campaigns that support a candidate or a political party;
-Private (vs. public) interests;
-Direct labor organizing;
-Projects providing direct services without a social change component;
-Direct support to individuals;
-Building improvements;
-Capital ventures, i.e. office equipment, machines, or vehicles;
-Projects located outside of Santa Barbara County.

Pre-proposal Conference:

To learn more about our application and how to apply, RSVP to the following workshops.

What is Change Not Charity? Workshop
Tuesday, August 25th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

YMC North County Grant Application Workshop
Wednesday, October 7th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

YMC South County Grant Application Workshop
Thursday, October 8th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Register at: https://www.fundforsantabarbara.org/programs/ymc/ymcworkshops/

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline October 23rd, 2020 before 5:00 pm

Funding Guidelines: https://www.fundforsantabarbara.org/programs/ymc/grantapplication/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email completed application to ymc@fundforsantabarbara.org

David Melendrez
North County Program Coordinator
(805) 922-1707 x 200
david@fundforsantabarbara.org

Tania Reyes
South County Program Coordinator
(805) 962-9164 x 108
Tania@fundforsantabarbara.org

Santana Barbara Office
26 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-9164

Santa Maria Office
120 East Jones Street, Suite 110
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-1707

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