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Youth Grantmaking Board Request for Proposals

The 2016 -2017 Youth Grantmaking Board is requesting proposals from organizations and programs that support post-secondary education for historically marginalized communities.


February 09, 2017

By the Youth Grantmaking Board

"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are [we] doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2016-2017 Seattle Foundation Youth Grantmaking is a diverse, well-rounded group of high schoolers who are interested in helping others around King County. In these last few months many different types of people have become the targets of political and social attacks and discrimination. Washington State has shown that it is an ally to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or country of origin. This year’s board stands with this philosophy and is adamant to focus on what we could do to make a difference in our community. We pulled information from leaders in the community, Seattle Foundation’s expert staff, and our own lived experiences to identify needs and gaps of this population. What do young people need? How can we help them?

With a $20,000 grant to go into the community, the 2016 -2017 Youth Grantmaking Board is releasing a request for proposal to help organizations and programs that:

--Provide community based out-of-school programming to middle and/or high school aged youth in historically marginalized communities, that are low income, first generation, minority and other underserved students populations - particularly newly arrived immigrant and refugees, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, SE Asians, and/or undocumented youth.

--Prepare students to be successful and achieve a post-secondary education including four year degree, two year degree, and/or certificate programs.  

--Support students through wrap around services to overcome barriers to success through mentoring, coaching, or counseling.  


We are hoping that we can find an organization that provides the tools and support that youth in these communities need to help them achieve any goals they set their mind to. We want to make sure all members of our community, especially the ones currently being marginalized by the country, are able to thrive socially, emotionally, mentally and academically.


We welcome any and all organizations who meet this criteria to apply and support the mechanisms of what we believe can help young people thrive. We recognized that there are a great variety of these programs exists, ranging from athletic to artistic to academic, that serve youth in these ways. We believe that they are all critical to the success of youth and strongly encourage them to apply.


Applications must be received on March 15, 2017 by 5:00pm by mail, email, fax or hand delivery to:
Seattle Foundation 1601 5th Ave Suite 1900 Seattle, WA 98101
Email: ygb@seattlefoundation.org
Fax: 206-622-7673

If you have any questions regarding the RFP, please do not hesitate to reach out to Katie Donnelly or Ruel Olanday.

Thank you,

Skye M. (YGB President) and Sofia O. (YGB Vice President)









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