Private Funder: George Rogers Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Mini Grants; Funding Focus: Community service, youth and education; Geographic Focus: North Carolina and South Carolina; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $2,500 each (multiple awards); Deadline: May 1.
Summary: Funds aid nonprofit organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina that address youth development. The foundation offers mini-grants of up to $2,500 for projects that will have a positive and long-lasting effect on youth. Funded projects should address one of the following areas: academic enrichment for youth, mentoring services for youth, or workshops and training for youth. Activities should help build life and social skills or focus on educational achievement, including after-school tutoring, job readiness skills, and literary skills training. Applicant organizations must have an annual operational budget of less than $100,000.