For Year 2 of the grant we are looking to focus on building supports and expanding existing programs that build assets for youth and identify new projects that meet demonstrated need. We are supporting these initiatives through our new Mini-Grant program. Grants will be awarded through the Essex County Asset Builder Network through funding from the Tower Foundation.
Grant applicants can be individuals, organizations or communities who are looking for funding to support an existing program or to kick-start a new idea that build Assets for youth. Money can be allocated towards trainings, supplies, resources, etc. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be awarded in amounts up to $2500 based on youth impact, need and availability of funding. More funds will be granted for applications focusing on areas of high need as indicated by local data (view data HERE).
Anyone is eligible to apply (youth especially encouraged).