Request For Proposal 2012 - RMYF: For Innovative Services to Benefit Underprivileged Youth

Posted by Shofi Fida Friday, June 22, 2012 0 comments
Closing Date: July 18,2012.

The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation seeks to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential by supporting innovative youth-serving organizations. The foundation makes grants in the greater metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The foundation is accepting applications for its Innovation Grants program, which is designed to support untested, unusual, and otherwise unconventional services aimed at helping underprivileged youth reach their full potential. Through these grants, RMYF aims to help identify effective practices that can lead to breakthrough results in supporting underprivileged youth.

To be eligible, applicants must have nonprofit status, operate in one of the geographic areas served by the foundation, and offer innovative programs or services designed to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential. Examples of funded programs include a market-based entrepreneurial franchise system for delivering vital medications to children in developing countries; an intensive weekend tutoring program for at-risk students; an apprenticeship-based school; a hospital-based advocacy and community-based afterschool program to reduce obesity and improve overall health in children; and a program that provides talented, experienced teachers with support, incentives, and a professional environment to help make teaching in low-performing schools a viable long-term employment option.

The foundation gives preference to smaller nonprofit organizations with less than $1 million in annual revenue. Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000. Funds cannot be used to support organizational efforts not directly related to the innovative service (e.g., salaries of staff not closely involved in such service delivery or capital expenditures for the overall organization).


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