Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Promoting Opportunities for the Health and Success of Young Men of Color

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Oct 10, 2012

Maisha Simmons, Program Officer


Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Promoting Opportunities for the Health and Success of Young Men of Color will provide grants for programs that work to improve health, education and employment outcomes for middle school- and high school-aged boys and young men of color.

Programs should address circumstances that affect young men of color in one of the following areas:

  • School discipline approaches that do not push students out of school
  • Early interventions that focus on dropout prevention and school retention
  • Mental health-based interventions that focus on boys and young men who have experienced and/or been exposed to violence and trauma
  • Career training initiatives and college readiness programs

Preference will be given to applicant organizations that are based in the U.S. and are either public entities or nonprofit organizations holding a 501(c)(3) status. Organizations must have an annual operating budget of at least $1.5 million.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

$500,000 grants will be awarded to up to ten organizations.

Application process

Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. A link to the online application process is available on the program website. Applicants should submit a brief proposal by October 10, 2012, which will be reviewed. Invited applicants must then submit a full proposal by December 17, 2012.

An optional web conference call will be held September 11, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. ET; registration is required.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Job training and adult education · Men · Mental health · Minorities · Self-sufficiency

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