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 2018 RFP
The TK Foundation is interested in supporting nonprofit youth sailing programs that are reaching motivated disadvantaged youth. Winning programs will offer youth an up-close and personal relationship with the ocean, provide them with opportunities to challenge themselves in an ocean environment, teach responsible seamanship and stewardship, and help them develop important life skills.
The TK Foundation has set aside $200,000 USD to be awarded in grants to successful applicants. Grant requests may range from $4,000 to $10,000. Multiyear grant requests of up to three years will be considered.
Proposals are due on or before February 1, 2018, and grant decisions will be announced in late February 2018.
Please download our complete RFP guidelines document (MS Word) to learn more and complete your proposal. Please submit your proposal via email to email@example.com. Proposals will only be accepted at this email address.
If you have any questions, please contact Austin Muckenthaler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 553-4202 ext. 248.
Past Youth-related Requests for Proposals:
Youth Sailing 2017 RFP
The application period for The TK Foundation Youth Sailing RFP closed in February 2017. If you have any questions about the 2017 Youth Sailing grants or RFP process, you can download our complete RFP guidelines document (MS Word), or contact Austin Muckenthaler at email@example.com or (949) 553-4202 ext. 248. Please watch this space for information on future Youth Sailing RFPs.
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.