Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Starbucks Foundation Funding Opportunity for Youth Focused Organizations

The Starbucks Foundation is currently accepting letters of enquiry from eligible organizations for the spring 2012 grant cycle. The Starbucks Foundation only reviews organizations through their annual online Letter of Inquiry process and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
The Starbucks Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that provide young people a continuum of services in developing creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities. It supports organizations that
  • provide training to young people to develop necessary skills and knowledge to incubate ideas, identify and assess community needs, create a plan of action, execute a plan and evaluate outcomes against goals
  • build ongoing leadership capacity and long term engagement of young people
  • communicate young peoples’ success stories through various media (print, video, web based).
Selection Criteria
Successful grant applicants will exhibit all of the following qualities:
  • Deliver services to youth, ages 6 – 24
  • Preference will be given to organizations that focus on young people in the age range of 12 and older, when they are able to take independent action
  • Provides opportunity to combine learning with action that support communities and further global citizenship
  • Deliver services, disseminate information, provide training and/or build broad networks
  • Provide opportunities for Starbucks partners and multiple stores to be engaged in community service
Eligibility Requirements
The following types of organizations are eligible to request funding from The Starbucks Foundation:
  • U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applicants outside the United States must be charitable in purpose and identified as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or the equivalent of a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
Funding Size
The Starbucks Foundation will consider grants between $10,000 and $30,000. Please be specific about the amount of funding you are requesting. Funds should be spent within one year of grant award.

Funding will be considered based on numbers of beneficiaries served, geographic reach, organizational capacity, and size of operating budget.

Last date for submission of letters of enquiry is December 1, 2011.
For more information, visit this link.

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