INNOVATIVE MINI GRANT

APPLICATION DUE APRIL 22, 2019

iNNOVATIVE mINI GRANT

HOPE Buffalo is offering a selection of innovative mini grants that promote positive youth development, engagement and adolescent health in the Buffalo community.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to be creative, think outside the box, and propose activities that showcase youth skills, talents, and interests, including the arts.

This is a great opportunity to engage youth in civic action and make positive impact on the city of Buffalo.

HOW MANY GRANTS ARE WE OFFERING?

TEN $1,000 innovative mini grants
SIXTEEN $500 innovative mini grants

Apply for a 2019 mini grant

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Awards will be made to organizations, not individuals
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the city of Buffalo
  • Preference will be given to applicants that plan to provide services in the nine selected zip code areas (14201, 14204, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14211, 14213, 14215) and are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. HOPE Buffalo may require additional documentation
  • Applicant organizations must have existing programs that are currently relevant and responsive to youth between the ages of 15-19
  • Programs must serve young people of all genders

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

  • Eligible applicants must submit their proposal by April 22, 2019 11:59PM EST.
  • Be specific about how you will utilize these funds to support meaningful, authentic youth engagement best practices, not tokenism.
  • Awardees will be announced at the HOPE Buffalo Annual event in May 2019
Important Dates
  • Application Due — April 22, 2019
  • Announcement of Awardees — May 2019. HOPE Buffalo Annual Event

How to Apply

Complete an application, and we will get in touch with you shortly.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

As a member of the Buffalo community, I commit to the aspirations of the HOPE Buffalo initiative to help our teens grow into the adults they want to be. Collectively, we can build a promising future for the City of Buffalo!

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This publication was made possible by Grant number 6 TP1AH000106-03-01 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.

CAI in partnership with the Erie County Department of Health received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) to focus on improving the lives and opportunities for adolescents by facilitating and resourcing a community-driven response to reduce teen pregnancy in nine selected zip codes in Buffalo.

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