TK Foundation Request for Proposals: 2018 Youth Sailing Programs

Deadline: 1 February 2018

The TK Foundation is seeking proposals for its 2018 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

Grant Information

  • The TK Foundation has set aside $200,000USD to be awarded in grants to successful applicants.
  • Grant requests may range from $4,000 – $10,000. Multiyear grant requests of up to three years will be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be located in, or have programs operating within, the service area of any US, UK, Canadian, Bahamian, and Bermudian city or county.
  • Eligible applicants must be nonprofit public benefit corporations exempt from federal income taxes under US, UK, Canadian, Bahamian, or Bermudian Internal Revenue Codes.
  • Applicants must operate without illegal discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
  • If the organization is a previous or current TK Foundation Fund grantee, all reporting requirements must be current or your agency will not be considered for funding.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Disadvantaged-The TK Foundation wishes to target those youth that
    • do not have equal opportunities because of circumstances that makes achievement unusually difficult and
    • are at risk of social exclusion.
  • Youth- Between the ages of 9 and 21. Applicants are requested to differentiate between “Children” (9-12) “Teens” (13-17) and “Young Adults” (18-21).
  • Proposed program is compatible with your organization’s mission and the purpose of grant program stated above.
  • Agency shows experience with targeted community (ies) and access to the populations served.
  • The program for which you are seeking support effectively
    • Offers an ongoing educational experience
    • Promotes responsibility
    • Promotes leadership and life skills

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Youth Sailing Programs.

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