Sunday, 5 May 2013

Open Society Foundations’ Youth Initiative Requests Proposals

The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Initiative proposals for up to $10,000 in funding to develop and curate thematic pages on the new global youth portal and community at Through grantmaking and support for debate programs, the Youth Initiative works to engage students and youth from all backgrounds in policy issues critical to their future.

The Initiative seeks to identify, inspire, empower, and learn from a network of young people to promote equality, justice, and open society values worldwide.

The Youth Initiative’s main office is in New York with staff in Kyrgyzstan; Hungary; Uganda; Ukraine; and the United Kingdom.  Programs include Global Debates, a $20 million program that challenges universities to engage students in the policy issues that will have a lasting impact on their future.  The Youth Initiative also supports youth debate programs and training outside traditional educational institutions in over 50 countries, with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa, China and Southeast Asia, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central Asia.

The  aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies across the international sector, ranging from analysis and formulation to implementation and evaluation.


Potential themes for website pages include, but are not limited to:

    Participation and Citizenship
    Activism and Volunteering
    Children and Youth Rights
    Global Drug Policy
    Community Work
    Research and Knowledge
    Informal Learning
    Environment and Sustainability
    Multiculturalism and Minorities
    Justice is a project by Demokratie & Dialog e.V. with initial support by the Open Society Foundations.

Organizations seeking funding must be registered NGOs. Please note: grants will not be made to individuals or for-profit entities. Proposals should not exceed $10,000 or one year in length. All proposals must be submitted in English. To Apply, download the complete application guidelines below.
Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, visit this link.

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