All non-profit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) or another tax-exempt portion of the IRS code are eligible for funding to the extent that they collaborate with and engage K-12 public school curriculum and achievement as part of the grant.
Eligible projects MUST be implemented in the 50 U.S. states, or the 3 Canadian provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, or Ontario.¬†¬†Additionally, all monetary benefits should stay in the U.S. or 3 Canadian provinces.
Additionally, eligible organizations include, but are not limited to:
Private schools themselves are not eligible for funding, due to the YAB focus on impacting the public K12 arena.¬† However, if a private school collaborates with and engages a K-12 public school and that public school agrees to apply for the YAB grant opportunity with support from the private school that would an eligible partnership.¬† The YAB encourages schools of all types to collaborate, but can only fund non-profit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) and public education institutions. ¬†
2014 Issue Areas
The Youth Advisory Board is currently funding service-learning projects between $25,000 and $100,000 that address the root cause of the following issue areas. You can also learn more about each area by visiting our Projects page.
Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap
Every 26 seconds, a child drops out of school. By developing innovative strategies for empowering students to care about and take control of their education, our grantees hope to reduce and eliminate this crisis. To learn more about this issue area, please visit our projects area.¬†
Financial Literacy (and Economic Inclusion)
The need for a greater understanding of finance is clearer than ever in light of the ongoing financial crisis. Equipping students with the skills they need to be successful and informed about their current and future finances is the vision of our financial literacy grantees. To learn more about this issue area, please visit our projects area.
Community Safety and Natural Disaster Preparedness
The issues of community safety have received unprecedented attention in the wake of school shootings such as at Sandy Hook Elementary and Virginia Tech and hurricanes such as Katrina and Sandy. As these diverse yet equally exigent disasters unfold, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board recognizes the importance of keeping our communities safe from natural disasters, social issues, and acts of violence.
Health & Wellness
Nutritional imbalances across the country, the high rates of obesity among both children and adults, the increasing prevalence of mental illnesses, and the growing rate of sexual transmitted diseases and sexual assault, demonstrate the significance of health and wellness issues in all communities. The State Farm Youth Advisory Board encourages projects within Health and Wellness that address, focus on threats or challenges to, and promote mental, physical, and sexual health.