01 August 2005

Starbucks Foundation Offers Funding for Youth Programs

Starbucks Foundation Offers Funding for Youth Literacy Programs

Deadline: September 1 and March 1, annually (Letters of Inquiry) Through its Giving Voice program, the Starbucks Foundation ( http://www.starbucks.com/foundation/ ), a philanthropic vehicle of the Starbucks Coffee Company, will fund programs for youth, ages 6-18, that integrate literacy with personal and civic action in the communities where they live.

The Starbucks Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry from qualifying organizations that work with underserved youth in one of two areas: 1) Arts & Literacy -- programs that innovatively address literacy and learning for the 21st century, provide high standards of excellence in mastering basic skills, and promote youth voices through a variety of venues; and 2) Environmental Literacy -- programs that offer place-based approaches to addressing environmental literacy and empower youth to be heroes for a sustainable environment in their own communities.

The foundation supports registered, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the United States, as well as Registered Charities in Canada, that deliver services to youth and address at least one of the program's action areas. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000. Visit the Starbucks Foundation Web site for program information, application procedures, and eligibility questions.

RFP Link: www.starbucks.com/aboutus/grantinfo.asp

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