community development

The Consumer Bankers Foundation and Ashoka's Youth Venture have launched the Banking on Youth competition to encourage young people ages 13 to 22 to develop a business venture that will improve society. Winners will get $1,000 in seed money.
Trauma-informed care approaches are important but limited, according to Susan McKenzie-Mohr, primary author of “Responding to the Needs of Youth Who are Homeless: Calling for Politicized Trauma-Informed Intervention” (abstract).
The community development company Enterprise’s Pre-Development Design Grant will fund design exploration during the early stages of affordable housing development. Designed to precede and complement Enterprise’s Green Communities Charrette Grant, the $20,000 grant seeks to raise the standard of design excellence in affordable housing. View full request for proposals. 
This contest from the nonprofit SparkAction aims to identify young people's ideas for creating local jobs and building education and training opportunities for young people. Entrants may make a short video or write a short description of their idea, upload it, then tweet and share it with their social networks. Voting opens on May 15. Visit the SparkOpportunity website for more information.
The Home Depot Foundation makes grants of up to $5,000 to organizations using volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Grants take the form of Home Depot gift cards, which can be used for the purchase of tools, materials or services. Full announcement.
In California’s Fresno County, teens who need a safe place to go have 263 options. The county participates in the Safe Place program, a national initiative that gives youth ages 11 to 17 somewhere to get help when they can’t go home. Local businesses, schools, libraries, fire stations, busses and other locations open their doors and connect young people to the nearest shelter and...
The Corporation for National and Community Service will award September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grants to organizations whose service activities meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and those who served our nation in that day's aftermath. This year, priority will go to projects focused on the following:
Finding funding can be daunting. Finding funding that aligns perfectly with your program's mission can seem almost impossible. To make the task a little easier, two federal entities have developed tools to help human services organizations find the programs that fit and maximize their chances of being funded.
The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation offers grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to community-improvement and K-12 public-education projects. In 2011, the foundation is focusing on funding basic, one-time projects. Funding priorities for community improvement initiatives include enhancements to park, neighborhood and community facilities outdoor learning programs...
A trio of free toolkits from the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse can help youth workers jump-start – and make the most of – their community-service-learning programs:
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