The Youth Opportunity Fund will award one-year grants of up to $250,000 to nonprofits in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The fund is investing in nonprofits that partner with municipal governments, leverage technology, collaborate across key sectors, and serve as models for replication and scalability. The Fund is a part of the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, focused on preparing young people to thrive in a 21st century economy. Since 2014, more than 70,000 youth have been reached as part of the Foundation’s commitment to give 100,000 low-income youth in 10 U.S. cities the opportunity to boost their career readiness.
The deadline to submit program ideas is May 2, 2016. Grant recipients will be announced this summer.
To learn more about the Youth Opportunity Fund, register for an informational webinar or apply for a grant, visit: http://www.americaspromise.org/youthopportunityfund