About our Grantmaking

About Our Grantmaking

Forward Promise strengthens the capacity of organizations that provide programming for and with BYMOC, supports policy analysis and awareness on issues affecting them, and expands the research knowledge base on what works in promoting culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and healing-promoting strategies to positively impact health outcomes for BYMOC.

Projects funded through Forward Promise’s competitive grants program generally range from two to four years in duration. Focusing on opportunity, instead of risk factors, Forward Promise embraces values of collaboration, diversity, and innovation.


Past Funding Opportunity: Partnering with Systems to Disrupt Dehumanization

Forward Promise: Partnering with Systems to Disrupt Dehumanization seeks to strengthen partnerships between community-based organizations that ground their programs for BYMOC in culturally responsive methods and models, and their systems partners.

Through this initiative, Forward Promise will support up to seven organizations to partner with a local or regional youth-serving system to increase their understanding of the issues faced by BYMOC in these systems. Together, they will devise a plan for working together to test approaches and identify sustainable opportunities to change the way these systems do business and approach their work with BYMOC.

Selected grantees will receive a grant of up to $150,000 in total over an 18-month period. Applicants will submit full proposals, followed by site visits in the Summer. Awards will be announced later in the Fall.