The Roy A. Foundation's approach to youth violence prevention is based on the public health model and the recommendations in Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General. The Foundation is interested in age-appropriate, research-based approaches to primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. This includes strategies designed to address risk factors that have the largest effect on violent behavior (see the tables on this page of the Surgeon General's report). Preference will be given to programs that focus on multiple risk factors across the individual-, family-, school-, peer group- and community-level domains.
Primary Prevention - Programs targeted to general populations of youth who have not yet become involved in violence or encountered specific risk factors will be considered on a highly selective basis and are limited to only those programs specifically designed to reduce large-effect risk factors as a major program outcome. The Foundation is specifically interested in:
- General skills training and competency-building programs that teach important social, life or problem-solving skills.
- Training programs for parents or programs designed to strengthen families when combined with skills-building programs for young children.
- Elementary or middle school-based behavior management programs or programs that reinforce attendance and academic progress.
- Initiatives that help build a school's capacity to plan, implement and sustain positive changes, or teaching strategies aimed at reducing the risk of academic failure.
- Community-based youth development programs for children from low socioeconomic households located in high-risk, disorganized neighborhoods.
The Foundation supports United States-based organizations with a current 501(c)(3) status. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, small businesses, or organizations that aren't incorporated in the U.S. The Foundation rarely funds start-up organizations and does not make grants for sponsorships, fundraising events, or direct lobbying efforts
General Grants are the majority of grants awarded and are typically in the range of $5,000-$10,000
The next proposal deadlines are August 8 for Special Initiative Grants and September 17 for General Grants.
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
One Bigelow Square, Suite 630
Pittsburg, PA 15219-3030
Phone (412) 281-8734
Fax (412) 255-0522
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