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Request for Proposals: Teen Grant-making Initiative 2021 (US)

Request for Proposals: Teen Grant-making Initiative 2021 (US)

Deadline: 11-Jun-21

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is requesting proposals for Teen Grantmaking Initiative to support youth-serving projects focus on youth mental health & wellness, substance abuse & smoking/vaping/hookah prevention, and academic stress (as a result of COVID-19).

Eligible organizations in the Metro Detroit area are invited to apply for a youth program grant opportunity from CAAP’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI). The Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) is the only Arab American youth philanthropy program in the country.

TGI was founded in 2011 to empower Arab American teens using philanthropy as a tool. Members across the county develop strong leadership skills that they use throughout their lives.

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Focus Areas

Based on the results of the TGI youth needs assessment conducted at the end of 2020, TGI grantmaking in 2021 will focus on projects related to Academic Stress (as a result of COVID-19), Mental Health and Wellness, and lastly, Substance Use and Underage Smoking.

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Project examples include, but are not limited to:

Academic Stress (as a result of COVID-19): tools to deal with academic stress and social isolation; online learning assistance
Mental Health and Wellness: destigmatization campaigns; mental health resources
Substance Use and Underage Smoking: anti-smoking and/or anti-vaping campaigns; resources for victims of substance abuse
Funding Information

TGI will consider grant requests of up to $2,000.
Limitations on Funding

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TGI will not support the following activities:

Projects that include religious instruction
Political parties or political action committees
Non U.S.-based organizations
Projects that directly benefit an individual
Capital campaigns and building project
Capital goods
Selection Criteria

TGI is offering student groups and non-profit organizations in the Detroit metro area (including schools, and community groups with a 501(c)(3) non-profit status) the opportunity to apply for grants.

In evaluating each application, funding decisions will be made based on the following criteria. Priority consideration will be given to programs that:

Are located in Wayne County, although grant applications from the entire metro area will be considered
Serve youth, up to age 19, regardless of their race, ethnicity or religion
Involve youth in the development, implementation and leadership of the project
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