Subject: Youth Welfare, Youth Development, Community Development
Deadline: Mar. 10, 2017
"The Youth Service Improvement Grants (YSIG) program supports activities intended to improve the quality of services for young people ages 5 to 25 in the five boroughs of New York City. Our goal is to help strengthen existing youth services by addressing issues or problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact. Applicants should describe the organization’s mission and the specific youth services targeted for improvement. They should carefully describe an issue or problem at the point-of-service, outline how they identified the problem, and explain how it has limited the impact of their services. They should also propose a solution that addresses the issue and a feasible plan to implement the improvement. These grants fund specific, standalone projects that will make services more effective and, ultimately, provide youth with better experiences. Applicants should focus on a compelling issue or problem with their current services and propose their best improvement idea."
Funder: The William T. Grant Foundation
Eligibility: "Applicant is a community-based organization that provides services to youth in the five boroughs of New York City. Public and private schools are not eligible. Applicant serves youth ages 5 to 25 years. Applicant has an operating budget between $250,000 and $5 million. Applicant is a tax-exempt organization."