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innovation grants

RMYF Innovation Grants support young organizations develop, test and, hopefully, eventually prove the effectiveness of untested, uncommon and otherwise unconventional services to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential. 
 
These grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.
 
 
 
Start with the pre-application by April 30. From those submitted we will INVITE ten (10) to complete the full application by early August and expect to fund between five (5) and ten (10). 
 

advancement grants

Advancement grants are by invitation only and are limited to current and former RMYF grant recipients that have demonstrated that their innovative services effectively help youth reach their full potential. If you are a prior year grantee and have further questions contact your board liaison or RMYF directly. Applications are due August 30 with monies awarded in January.
 
These grants range from $5,000 to $20,000. 
 

innovation grant timeline

  1. April 30: Public pre-application deadline

  2. June 30: Pre-application results announced

  3. Early August: Full-application deadline

  4. October 30: Grant results announced

  5. January: Grant money awarded

  6. June 15: Interim report due

  7. June15 (one year later): Final report due

 

preview our application questions

If your zip code falls within our geographic locations AND your organization budget is less than $3 million you can submit a Pre-Application.
 

pre-application questions for the Innovation Grant:

  1. Explain what makes your program innovative - describe the innovative components/approaches/strategies of the program/service for which you seek funding, where the innovative concepts originate, and what makes them innovative. Limit your response to 200 words or less. 
  2. Explain what you would do with RMYF funding and how this would meet RMYF's intent of helping disadvantaged youth reach their full potential by means of innovative services. Limit your response to 200 words or less.
  3. Have you applied before
  4. Number of  youth served by this proposed program annually
 
full Innovation Grant application is by invitation only after being selected through the Pre-Application process. Click here to see the full Innovation Grant questions
 
full Advancement Grant application is by invitation only. Click here to see the full Advancement Grant questions.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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