Funding Opportunities

CDC Foundation announces request for proposals for youth engagement

Written by Lindsay Tooker

The CDC Foundation will award 10-15 grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to youth-focused organizations working to engage young people in raising awareness of the health impacts of climate change.

Funded partners will work toward the following goals:

  • Increased public awareness of the linkages between climate change and health
  • Increased community engagement and youth leadership in tackling climate and health challenges
  • Expanded capacity of youth-focused organizations to address climate change in their respective communities

To apply, an organization must be headquartered in the United States, be a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) or qualify under another IRS code, be in good financial standing, be a youth-focused organization, and be an equal opportunity employer with all-inclusive membership.

The foundation is seeking proposals for projects that:

  • Promote awareness of climate change and the corresponding health impacts within their community
  • Promote actionable solutions to reduce impact of climate change on health
  • Create pathways for meaningful partnerships and participation of young people

The foundation WILL NOT FUND requests for general operating costs unrelated to funding opportunity objectives or capital improvements unrelated to funding opportunity objectives.

The deadline to submit the online application is 5:00 PM ET on Monday, December 19. A webinar for prospective applicants will be held this week on Friday, November 18.

You can view the full RFP along with application requirements here. publishes every week.
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About the author

Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.