Our Youth Development focus area provides disadvantaged youth with opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency and maximize their capabilities.
“Disadvantaged” is defined as youth who have barriers to success, whether they are social, physical, economic, or academic.
“Youth” is defined in the majority of cases as 15-25, and TKF is open to the idea of using local and regional definitions of “youth” depending on the specific context.
The TK Foundation’s goals for impacting the futures of Disadvantaged Youth are:
- To improve educational achievement of disadvantaged youth
- To prepare disadvantaged youth for succeeding in the workforce
One Current Youth-related Request for Proposals:
Youth Sailing 2017 RFP
The TK Foundation is looking for youth sailing programs that motivate disadvantaged youth through a combination of program criteria which aims to:
- Offer an ongoing educational experience
Programmatic elements may include: Instruction, mentoring, and educational field trips
- Promote responsibility
Programmatic elements may include: Internships, or other types of work-related, hands-on experience
- Promote leadership skills
Programmatic elements may include: Volunteer opportunities, peer mentorship, or advocacy
The TK Youth Sailing grant program expects to make approximately $200,000 in grants, in sizes ranging from $4,000 to $10,000. Please download our complete RFP guidelines document (MS Word), which provides a review of the program’s goals and specific instructions for submitting a full proposal.
Proposals are due February 15, 2017.
Please contact Austin Muckenthaler firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to apply so they know to be expecting your proposal.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Austin at 949-553-4202 x248 or email@example.com.
Past Youth-related Requests for Proposals:
South Africa Youth Development Fund 2016
The TK Foundation introduced its grant programme to South Africa in 2012, providing funding in excess of R41 million to ten organisations throughout the country. The TK Foundation continued its work in addressing the needs of youth in South Africa with the introduction of The TK Foundation South Africa Youth Development Fund 2016.
U.S. Youth Development 2014 RFP
The application period for the TK Foundation U.S. Youth Development RFP closed in late 2014. Please watch this space for information on future U.S. Youth Development RFPs.