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Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) Grant

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits for Projects Related to
Mental Health and Human Trafficking in the Quad City Area

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Foundation / Corporation

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Quad Cities Community Foundation

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa nonprofit organizations for community benefit projects and programs. Funding is intended for the focus areas of mental health, environment, human trafficking, and human rights.

- Environment: protecting and improving local land, water, or air quality
- Human Rights: protecting local people’s rights, fighting discrimination, and opposing hate
- Human Trafficking: combating the illegal transport of people for forced labor or sexual exploitation
- Mental Health: increasing and maintaining the psychological and emotional well-being of people in the community

Funds can be used for any expenses of projects or programs that address the above issues, including but not limited to direct service, operations, or education and awareness.

All Teens for Tomorrow Grant applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

- Impact of Project The goals that the organization or project seek to achieve are important and will make an impact on the issue in the community.
- Effectiveness of the Organization and Project The organization and the project appear likely to be successful at achieving their goals to serve the community. This might be shown by the credibility or prior successes of the project or the organization.
- Quality of Project Plan The project plan makes sense, is organized and specific, and contains a clear budget outlining the use of T4T (and other) funds.
- Passion The organization’s representatives show passion for its mission and the project/program it is applying for. This might be shown through excitement demonstrated in the application or site visit, by the effort put into the application, or a story of the experience of people helped by the project.
- Impact of T4T Grant A T4T grant will make a difference to the success of the project. This might be shown through a clear and specific budget showing the use of T4T dollars, or by demonstrating that the T4T grant will help the project go forward sooner (or at all).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179291

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations may apply for up to $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Grantees must complete a final report when the project is completed, or within six months, whichever is sooner.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status located in and serving Rock Island County, Illinois and/or Scott County, Iowa are eligible to apply.

The following areas or program types are not funded:

- Advertising or marketing campaigns
- Deficit funding or debt retirement
- Direct financial support to individuals
- Endowments (unless otherwise state by grant criteria)
- Fundraising activities or events
- Political or lobbying activities
- Projects that are not for a charitable purpose
- Projects or events that have already been completed
- Religious or sectarian activities that attempt to convert a person to a particular faith or perspective, or social service activities that require participation in such

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted beginning January 15, 2019 and will be due on February 28, 2010. Awards will be announced in early May 2019.

Applications are submitted via the online grant system. T4T Board Members will contact each applicant to schedule a site visit in March or April 2019. Site visits will consist of 3-5 Teens for Tomorrow Board Members visiting the organization for no more than one hour.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Kelly Thompson
Call (563) 326-2840

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Rock Island County;   Iowa: Scott County