GRANT CYCLE

Information:

OMYF is taking an even greater role in the Central Florida community by investing in and strengthening our existing partnerships, especially those that most strategically align with our mission and focus areas. During this time, OMYF will not accept unsolicited grant proposals or requests.

The 2018-19 OMYF grant cycle will be open to select nonprofit agencies by invitation only. Grant applications will be electronically delivered, with an August 6, 2018 deadline to submit.

Focus Areas

Grants are made to nonprofit agencies in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties serving one or more of the primary focus areas below:

Child & Youth Education

To help children and youth ages K-12 achieve academic success, complete high school and enter post-secondary education programs. Programs must track student’s GPA, attendance, and standardized test scores.

  • Early Learning
  • K-3 Grade Reading Proficiency
  • Middle-to-High School Transition
  • Postsecondary Access
  • Postsecondary Persistence

The Arts

This recently introduced funding area for OMYF promotes arts agencies that have dynamically shown the ability to improve and enhance overall academic performance for their participants.

  • Early Childhood enrichment
  • Arts Education (with metrics) as an essential component to enhance general education

Health & Wellness

To support programs that reduce the risk of childhood obesity, promote healthy eating and physical activity that improves the lives of children and youth. Programs must be tracking BMI in the youth they serve.

  • Childhood obesity prevention and/or treatment programs
  • Hunger – Food Banks and Childhood Hunger Relief
  • Nutrition and Exercise

Homelessness

To supports prevention services and/or long-term housing strategies with multiple wrap-around services for individuals and families.

  • Homelessness Prevention Programs
  • Supportive and Transitional Housing

Eligible organization/programs will:

  • Have 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt status
  • Demonstrate one full year of program services and outcomes
  • Demonstrate a strong financial position
  • Serve youth in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties
  • Report strong measurable outcomes and meet grantmaking criteria in one funding area

Ineligible funding requests:

  • Capital campaigns, endowments or other reserve funds
  • Public or private schools
  • Government agencies
  • Programs that do not fit funding guidelines or grantmaking strategies