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Grassroots Grant Program

Grants to Fayette County, Kentucky Organizations
for Programming to Support Youth Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Partners for Youth

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

01/25/18 5:00 PM Receipt by email


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Grants ranging from $750 to $3,000 to programs and organizations in Fayette County, Kentucky that provide programming to support opportunities for youth development. Funding is intended to support positive youth development and to prevent juvenile delinquency through collaboration and capacity building.

Priority will be given to programs that take place outside of school, and have not received funding in the past. This program is designed to assist small, hands-on grassroots programs, and is not a source for large grants.

Partners for Youth is an "Organization of Promise" and promotes five focus areas.

Caring Adults:
Every child and youth needs and deserves support and guidance from caring adults in their families, schools, and communities, including ongoing, secure relationships with parents and other family adults, as well as multiple and consistent formal and informal positive relationships with teachers, mentors, coaches, youth volunteers, and neighbors.

Safe Places:
Every child and youth needs and deserves to be physically and emotionally safe everywhere they are – from the actual places of families, schools, neighborhoods and communities to the virtual places of media – and to have an appropriate balance of structured, supervised activities and unstructured, unscheduled time.

Healthy Start:
Every child and youth needs and deserves the healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthful habits and choices resulting from regular well-child/youth health care and needed treatment, good nutrition, and exercise, comprehensive health knowledge and skills, and role models of physical and psychological health.

Effective Education:
Every child and youth needs and deserves the intellectual development, motivation, and personal, social, emotional, and cultural skills needed for successful work and lifelong learning in a diverse nation, as a result of having quality learning environments, challenging expectations, and consistent formal and informal guidance and mentoring.

Opportunities to Help Others:
Every child and youth needs and deserves the chance to make a difference –in their families, schools, communities, nation and world – through having models of caring behavior, awareness of the needs of others, a sense of personal responsibility to contribute to larger society, and opportunities for volunteering, leadership and service.

Partners for Youth supports quality programs that increase opportunities for:
- Positive use of time
- Positive self-expression
- Youth participation in civic engagement activities

They expect funded programs to provide the opportunities and relationships that will help young people develop skills, values, and self-perceptions they need for successful adulthood.

Items that may be considered for reimbursement include, but are not limited to:
- Program supplies (i.e. art supplies, teaching materials, books, etc.)
- Meals/snacks for youth participants
- Transportation
- Rental equipment
- Other necessary expenses as approved by the Grant Review Committee.

Previously awarded programs include academic tutoring, recreation, diversity programs, art programs, and many others.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178002

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from $750 to $3,000.

Term of Contract:

The funding cycle runs from May 23, 2018 – February 22, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Partners for Youth’s Grassroots Grant Program awards money to programs in Fayette County. This program is designed to assist small, hands-on grassroots programs.

Local and State government programs will not be considered for funding.

A program selected for support through Partners for Youth must agree that the resources provided will be made available to all applicants meeting the participation guidelines set out in the recipient’s application for funding, without respect to their race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

A program selected for support through Partners for Youth must agree that it will provide no religious instruction or counseling, conduct no religious worship or services, engage in no religious proselytizing, and exert no other religious influence in the provision of these services.

Using PFY funding to purchase permanent equipment is discouraged. Any exceptions must be reviewed and approved by the PFY Grassroots Committee.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A technical assistance session will be held for those who have questions about the funding process and filling out the application.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 4:00 -5:00 PM
Partners for Youth office in the Phoenix Building (101 East Vine Street)

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be emailed and received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 25th, 2018.

In addition to a written application, eligible applicants are required to meet briefly with members of a Partners for Youth Grassroots Allocation Review Committee to discuss the proposal. This meeting will be in late February or early March in the late afternoon. In February, eligible programs will be notified of the time and place for the interview.

If you need assistance in emailing your application, please call technical support.

Partners for Youth will only accept one proposal per organization.

You will receive a confirmation email once it has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of emailing your application, it has not been received.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:
Briana Persley

Technical Support:
(859) 258-3119

Laura Hatfield, Executive Director

Partners for Youth
101 East Vine Street, Suite 100
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kentucky: Fayette County