2023 Grassroots Grant Allocations Program applications

Partners for Youth Foundation, Inc. (Partners for Youth) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2023 Grassroots Grant Allocations Program. The program raises and allocates funds from $750 to $3,000 to small, hands-on grassroots programs that provide positive opportunities for at-risk and under-served youth in the Lexington community. Applications are available at partners4youth.org. The application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST.

Since 1995, Partners for Youth has donated over $2 million in funding through the Grassroots Grant Allocations Program to a wide variety of youth programming that includes academic tutoring, recreation, diversity programs, art programs, and more.

“Our mission at Partners for Youth is ‘to promote positive youth development and to prevent juvenile delinquency through collaboration and capacity building,’” says Executive Director Hannah Brosnan. “One way we live out this mission is through our Grassroots Grant Allocations Program, and we’re so excited to begin our 28th year of supporting positive programs for at-risk, under-served youth in Lexington.”

A technical assistance session will be held for those who have questions about the funding process and assistance with application filing on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, from 4 – 5 p.m. in the 3rd-floor conference room of the Phoenix Building, 101 East Vine Street, Lexington, KY, 40507. To RSVP, contact Hannah Brosnan at hbrosnan@lexingtonky.gov or (859) 280-8003.

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Partners for Youth (PFY), a Lexington-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, acts as a clearinghouse for community contributions including money and in-kind assistance to those programs serving young people. PFY assists in the coordination of these services in order for programs to work as cooperatively and effectively as possible to have the greatest impact in supporting youth. PFY was founded by Mayor Pam Miller in early 1995 after the accidental shooting and killing of an African American youth by a white police officer in October 1994. In the wake of this tragedy, public discussion quickly took aim at the apparent despair felt by segments of our city’s youth. In response, PFY was formed to make resources available to youth in these forgotten segments of the Lexington population. PFY works to empower the community to support the most vulnerable youth in Lexington, Kentucky. The mission is “to promote positive youth development and to prevent juvenile delinquency through collaboration and capacity building.”