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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Provide Mentorship to Native
American Youth in Implementing Social Action Programs

Dreamstarter Grant

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Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Deadline Date:

01/15/22 11:59 PM EDT - Emailed or Receipt


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Grants of $10,000 to teams of USA and territories community nonprofit organizations and Native American youth and young adults for social action programs that will benefit the local indigenous community. Community nonprofits will mentor one Native American youth through the process of completing the project.

Running Strong for American Indian Youth® believes in the dreams of young American Indians: creating stronger communities, overcoming poverty, and building a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

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GrantWatch ID#: 166155

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The Dreamstarter Grant includes:

- Grants/Awards: $10,000 grant award from Running Strong for American Indian Youth to help make their dream come true. It also includes an “I am a Dreamstarter” $500 award for the Applicant at the successful completion of the grant period.

- Every Dreamstarter with his or her mentor organization will be sent to an all-expenses paid, four-day Dreamstarter Academy training workshop hosted in Washington, DC by Running Strong.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed: 6/30/2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must apply in partnership with a registered 501©3 or 7871 nonprofit organization, known as the Mentor Organization.
2. Applicants must be enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribal nation.
3. Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 30 at the time of application

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates for 2022 Dreamstarter (Social Action):
- Dreamstarter applications opened: 10/1/2021
- Completed application deadline: 1/15/2022
- Successful applicants notified: 3/1/2022
- Dreamstarter Academy in Washington, DC: 4/21 - 4/24/2022
- $10,000 Dreamstarter Grants Awarded: 4/24/2022
- Projects must be completed: 6/30/2023

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail applications to:
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22309
ATTN: Dreamstarters

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