Request for Proposals - Roots & Shoots

  • Roots & Shoots
  • Vienna, United States

Request for Proposals - Roots & Shoots

Job description

Request for Proposals

Building Compassion: Using youth-powered community-based service to develop compassion and social-emotional competencies in African American youth

RFP Due:

November 30, 2019 by 11:59pm PT

Requirements

To Submit a Proposal

After reading the RFP overview, visit this link to submit your proposal to the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program.

Any additional inquiries can be sent to Kamilah Martin at kmartin@janegoodall.org.

Grant Overview

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots youth program invites all national and local youth-serving organizations to apply for a 12-month grant of up to $75,000 to support a shared goal to develop compassion, critical social-emotional and character-building skills in young people through service and youth-powered action.

Proposal Goals:

  • Funds must be used to engage predominately African American youth in meaningful service to support the development of these critical skills.
  • Using the Roots & Shoots Model, young people must be actively involved in identifying, planning and leading any resulting service projects that are developed through the grant partnership.
  • Over the course of 12 months, the grant should directly engage African American youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with a cost of $10/youth. For example, if your project proposes to directly reach 1,000 students during the 12-month period of the grant, you may request $10,000 (1,000 x $10 per student) as part of this funding opportunity.
  • Proposals that target African American youth from low-income, high-need communities will be prioritized. For the purposes of this grant program, “low-income” is defined as students who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program (FRPL) or children living in communities where a majority of the population falls below twice the federal poverty threshold.
  • Must have 501(c)(3) Status.
  • Serve predominately African American youth in the United States between the ages of 12 and 24.

NOTE: Grant recipients will not have an opportunity re-apply for this grant after its completion. The proposal must include plans for how to support the project lessons after the grant cycle ends, including opportunities to maintain a partnership with the Roots & Shoots program.

About Roots & Shoots

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, is a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and a Time 100 Most Influential Person of 2019. Roots & Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), is a global movement led by millions of compassionate young people. Roots & Shoots was started by Dr. Goodall and a group of students in Tanzania who felt that everyone can make a change in the world, no matter who they are or where they live. Roots & Shoots has developed the strength of their voice and actions by growing the program and building compassionate individuals in over 50 countries across the globe. Together, they’re changing the world for the better for people, other animals, and the environment we share.

A. Purpose

The goal of Roots & Shoots is to build compassion, and critical social-emotional and character-building skills in young people across the world by providing support, mentorship, and resources to come up with ideas for how they can make a difference, and turn those ideas and solutions into action. We do this by offering a high-quality SEL-based, common-core aligned curriculum and by activating young people in service projects that are meaningful and relevant to them and their unique communities.

We are currently seeking to support a national or local youth-serving partner over a 12-month period to engage African American youth with our model of youth-powered, community-based action.

B. Eligible Organizations

Youth-serving organizations who work directly with youth, and who meet the requirements below may apply. The proposed projects must include plans to work with young people directly served by that organization or it may be through partnerships with other identified organizations to achieve the goals of the grant. Eligible organizations:

  • Proposals that target African American youth from low-income, high-need communities will be prioritized. For the purposes of this grant program, “low-income” is defined as students who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program (FRPL) or children living in communities where a majority of the population falls below twice the federal poverty threshold.

C. Selection Process

This is a competitive grant in which several lead organizations may be selected. If multiple organizations are selected, the grantees will operate as a cohort with the requirement of monthly communication, information sharing, and reporting to the group. The grant recipient(s) will be notified by Friday, December 13, 2019.

D. Use of Funds

All grant funds must be used for enhancing direct service activities, and/or program expansion, technical assistance, and/or capacity building. 10% of the grant may be used for indirect costs.

E. Formal Reporting

The grant recipient will be required to submit a narrative-based progress report twice during the one-year grant lifespan which will include progress towards the proposed goals and objectives and expenditure of the project budget.

All youth-powered community-based project details must be logged and reported on rootsandshoots.org.

Additionally, grant recipient must administer JGI-provided surveys to all youth participants and adult facilitators involved in the proposed youth-powered, community-based project(s) to report on indicators of success such as the development of new knowledge, skills, and attitudes, and changes in behavior.

NOTE: Prior to receiving funds, the organization will be required to sign an agreement with the Jane Goodall Institute, outlining all terms and conditions.

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