This week the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance launched the Youth Opportunity Fund, a new component of the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative. This $3 million grant fund seeks to support innovative programs that prepare low-income youth, ages 16 to 24, for lifelong success.
Given your organization’s commitment to youth economic opportunity, we invite you to submit an idea for consideration or help us spread the word to your networks.
The Youth Opportunity Fund will award one-year grants up to $250,000 to nonprofits in 10 major U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
We’re investing in nonprofits that partner with municipal governments, leverage technology, collaborate across key sectors, and serve as models for replication and scalability.
The Youth Opportunity Fund builds on the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative – a three-year $50 million commitment to give 100,000 low-income youth in the United States the opportunity to develop the workplace skills and leadership experience necessary to compete in a 21st century economy.
For more information about the Youth Opportunity Fund and to submit your program idea please visit the America’s Promise website. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2015.