Funding for Mentoring Programs

Positive youth development research has long demonstrated that youth benefit from close, caring relationships with adults who serve as positive role models. Today, 8.5 million youth continue to lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults. Mentoring - which matches youth with responsible, caring mentors, usually adults - has been growing in popularity as both a prevention and intervention strategy over the past decades.

Mentoring provides youth with mentors who can develop an emotional bond with the mentee, have greater experience than the mentee, and can provide support, guidance, and opportunities to help youth succeed in life and meet their goals. Mentoring relationships can be formal or informal with substantial variation, but the essential components include creating caring, empathetic, consistent, and long-lasting relationships, often with some combination of role modeling, teaching, and advising.


Foundation and philanthropic support for mentoring programs from around the Web.

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Meet the 20 year-old social entrepreneur defining the future of work-based training

At only twenty years young, this young man is set to fix lots of the boring web based training. Supa Academy is perfect for college students and recent graduates who are looking for a mentor ship...more

Berkshire Eagle partners with Pittsfield Community Connection to give young people work

Pittsfield Community Connection (PCC) forged a partnership with New England Newspapers Inc. as a way to help teens in the area. PCC Executive Director Jon Schnauber indicated that there is a...more

Vancouver Incubator Bringing a Global Startup Education to Entrepreneurs Around the World

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Volunteer Connect gets grants to expand youth volunteering

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$1 Million Grant for Young People Aging Out of Foster Care
Foundation: Triangle Community Foundation

GSK in partnership with the Triangle Community Foundation announced $1 million, 2-year GSK IMPACT Grant awarded to Fostering Wellness. Fostering Wellness is an initiative of 7 non-profits aimed at...more

Government Support for Mentoring Programs

OJJDP FY 2018 Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking

The purpose of this program is to enhance the capacity of applicant organizations to respond to the needs of child victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE)/domestic sex trafficking (DST)....more
Posted On - 2018-03-16

Notice of intent: Next Generation Ranger: Trails Maintenance and Creation
National Park Service
Cooperative Agreement Number P17AC00171 was entered into by and between the National Park Service and Friends of Saguaro National Park (hereinafter FOSNP) for the purpose of recruiting and managing...more
Posted On - 2018-03-06

Administrative Supplements for Participation in the Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of the administrative supplement is to provide support for NIH-funded investigators to participate in an entrepreneurship training course, the Concept to Clinic: Commercializing...more
Posted On - 2018-03-06

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18 Clinical Trial Required)
National Institutes of Health
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for short-term mentored career development (K18) awards that improve synergies among researchers in basic and applied...more
Posted On - 2018-03-02

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this FOA issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH is to announce the re-competition of the Reproductive Scientist...more
Posted On - 2018-03-02

NINDS Postdoctoral Mentored Career Development Award (K01 No Independent Clinical Trial Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of the NINDS Postdoctoral Mentored Career Development Award is to support the ability of outstanding, mentored postdoctoral researchers to develop a potentially impactful research project...more
Posted On - 2018-02-28

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