Starbucks Foundation Grant for Youth

Organizations which have been implementing youth-focused programs can apply in the current round of grant cycle of the Starbucks Foundation. Nonprofits in the US and NGOs in other countries can apply for this funding opportunity.

Applicants should exhibit the following qualities:

* Deliver services to youth, ages 6 – 24
* Preference will be given to organizations that focus on young people in the age range of 12 and older, when they are able to take independent action
* Provides opportunity to combine learning with action that support communities and further global citizenship
* Deliver services, disseminate information, provide training and/or build broad networks
* Provide opportunities for Starbucks partners and multiple stores to be engaged in community service

Activites can include providing training to young people to develop necessary skills and knowledge to incubate ideas, identify and assess community needs, create a plan of action, execute a plan and evaluate outcomes against goals; building ongoing leadership capacity and long term engagement ofyoung people; and communicating young peoples’ success stories through various media (print, video, web based).

Organizations should demonstrate sustainability of their proposed work. Funding to each selected organization can be between $10,000 and $30,000 and 10% of the budget should be allocated “to provide resources (supplies, communication materials, staff time) needed for Starbucks partners and others to participate in community service to support the organization.” The Foundation will accept only Letter of Inquiry (LOI) initially. Full grant proposal has to be submitted after the Foundation requests it. The deadline to submit LOI is 30 January 2010.

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7 thoughts on “Starbucks Foundation Grant for Youth

  1. On behalf of Youth support for social Advancement (YOSSA) Iwould like to enqure more on starbulks foundation grants. Our organisation is working on a number of youth programmes in Lilongwe district the capital of Malawi. YOSSA is ready to work with your organisation.

  2. @ Charles
    @ Dalitso

    Starbucks youth grants are quite an opportunity indeed. However Mladiinfo as you know is only the channel, or the link all these information about different possibilities to come to you. If you are interested to know more about this particular grant please check the link you will find at the bottom of the text.
    Lot of success

  3. Hi! I'm from Nicaragua and I work in a NGO here, my team and I were review this grant but we have a question, is Nicaragua eligable to participate in this grant?

    Thanks a lot!

  4. @ MAria

    Eligible Organizations for Starbucks Foundation Grants

    The following types of organizations are eligible to request funding from The Starbucks Foundation:

    * U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

    * Applicants outside the United States must be charitable in purpose and identified as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or the equivalent of a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

    Ineligible entities for Starbucks Foundation grants

    * Private foundations

    * Nonprofit organizations without a current 501(c)(3) exempt status or nongovernmental organizations without equivalent charitable status in their own country

    * Political, labor, and fraternal organizations

    * Religious organizations without a secular community designation

    * A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith. Example: A food bank that is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from a church and provides food and meals to anyone who qualifies for services, regardless of religious belief. Hospitals and medical research institutions

    * Individuals

    * Universities and academic research institutions

    * Conferences or symposia

    * Individual schools or Parent Teacher Associations

    * Sporting teams

  5. I work for Reach the Youth Uganda an organization that exists to support youths in developing their potentials to have access to opportunities and choices for self improvement and sustainable livelihoods. Are there specific thematic areas that Starbucks foundation supports?

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