Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events November 2021

Youth Collaboratory
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Gardening Programs for Youth Funded, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder. They offer inspiration and support to educators and families by way of grants, original educational resources, and by cultivating a community of practice. Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. Previous Youth Garden Grant winners are not eligible. Fifty programs will be selected to win a cash award and gardening gear. 
Deadline: December 17, 2021 | Learn more >>

Community Organizing Grants Program
The Peace Development Fund makes grants to community-based organizations working for social justice. We believe that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world can come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities that value the importance of building movements to create systemic social change. These are communities that view everyone, especially young people, as a vital force in the transformation of society. We
recognize young people’s ability to reshape our society, not only politically, but also spiritually and culturally. The Peace Development Fund is committed to supporting organizations and projects that recognize that peace will never be sustained unless it is based on justice. We understand peace to be a consequence of equitable relationships—with our fellow human beings and with the natural environment of which we are a part and on which we depend. 
Deadline: December 29, 2021 | Learn more >>

U.S. Department of Labor’s YouthBuild
The purpose of this program is to fund organizations to provide a pre-apprenticeship program model that encompasses education, occupational skills training, leadership development, and high-quality post-program placement opportunities to opportunity youth. YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who left high school prior to graduation that also have other risk factors, including being an adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, migrant farmworker youth, youth experiencing housing instability, and other disadvantaged youth populations. The YouthBuild program simultaneously addresses multiple core issues important to youth in low-income communities: affordable housing, leadership development, education, and employment opportunities in in-demand industries and apprenticeship pathways. 
Deadline: January 21, 2022 | Learn more >>

JAMS Foundation & Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)’s Initiative for Students and Youth
The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution education skills from adults to youth. This funding identifies specific subject areas seeking to address otherwise unresolved issues and unmet needs of both general and target youth populations, based on current research and feedback from leaders and stakeholders in the dispute resolution and education fields. The 2022 Funding Track will continue and expand the 2021 Funding Focus on conflict resolution education and training for youth to create opportunities to prevent and manage conflict in the following settings:

  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Homeless shelters
  • Foster care
  • Youth correctional facilities
  • School or after-school programs

Deadline: Initial project idea description due on January 24, 2022 | Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings

Lunch & Learn: Youth in Crisis, What the Data is Telling Us
National Runaway Safeline
November 30, 2021
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Community & Systems Partnerships: Using Actionable Data to Drive Equitable Results
December 7, 2021
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9 Tools for Increasing Nonprofit Staff Pay
December 7, 2021
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Making the Case for OST (Out-of-School Time): The Perspectives of Parents, Educators, and Providers
The Forum for Youth Investment
December 9, 2021
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Strategic Planning: The Beginning
December 14, 2021
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Preventing Youth Hate Crimes in Schools and Communities
December 16, 2021
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Learn to Write Your First Grant
December 16, 2021
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Sustainability: Looking Beyond Grants
January 11, 2022
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National Day of Racial Healing
W.F. Kellogg Foundation
January 18, 2022
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National Mentoring Summit
January 26-28, 2021
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