Building a Strong Foundation -- 2018

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Students comprising Foundation 313 this semester are currently seeking requests for proposals from area non-profits. Deadline March 6.

Background (from RFP document):

"Foundation 313 is a group of University of Michigan Sport Management students committed to positively and directly impacting our community. Through a partnership with the Learning by Giving Foundation, we provide grants to non‐profit organizations in Southeast Michigan who support underserved youth. We seek to make a difference in the following areas: youth leadership and development, education, physical and mental health, and / or through providing safe places for youth to play, be active, engage, and interact. We value the contribution of strong communities to helping youth develop and thrive. Our grant making efforts will reflect these values and will make immediate impact on the needs of our community.

"As students learning about nonprofits and grant making, we recognize that many youth in our communities are not provided with equal access to services related to education, health and wellness, sport, recreation, and / or leadership opportunities. We take our responsibility of making a difference seriously and value this opportunity to impact the Southeast Michigan region. This project aims to aid nonprofit organizations that strive to improve communities through serving and developing youth. This could be via a number of approaches – after school efforts, summer programming, in school programs etc., and proposals could focus broadly in the many areas of youth development identified in our mission statement.

"Applicants may request up to $10,000 for the proposed project. Proposals must be submitted by March 6th, 2018."

For questions about grant submission, please contact: To submit your proposal, please send to: