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James R. Thorpe Foundation: Grants to Create Opportunities for Youth (United States)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 10, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 14, 2021
James R. Thorpe Foundation logo
James R. Thorpe Foundation logo

The James R. Thorpe Foundation seeks to create opportunities for middle school and high school age youth to achieve productive and independent lives.

The Foundation has a focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

The Foundation supports in-school and out-of-school time programs that encourage character development, support academic success, and foster social and emotional well-being.

The Foundation supports youth participation in arts programs which incorporate youth development goals.

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Applicant organizations must:
1) Be 501c3 non-profit organizations located in and serving the City of Minneapolis and its western suburbs;
2) Have at least one paid employee;
3) Have operating budgets of USD$3 million or less.

The Foundation is not able to extend funding consideration to organizations:
a) whose service area is outside of its geographic focus;
b) that operate through a fiscal sponsor.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM on February 15, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 10
Jan 10

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Jan 11
Jan 11

Thanks, Ana.