The California Endowment said that through its Building Healthy Communities (BHC) strategic initiative, it's investing in 14 communities to build healthy environments where people live, work and play.
In many communities across California, there's an acute need for summer youth programming, the group said in a news release.
It said minigrants will provide support to communities that give youth access to safe and meaningful programs during the summer months when traditional schools are not in session.
Local youth will have opportunities to acquire new skills, participate in enrichment activities and educational outings, participate in civic engagement projects, improve their health and become more physically active, according to the news release.
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Examples of possible programs or projects include neighborhood cleanup events, educational trips, community art, music or video projects.
Eligible applicants are individuals, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public agencies.
Individuals are encouraged to apply and must partner with a nonprofit organization that will act as the fiscal sponsor.
Submit all applications by July 9 at 5 p.m. with a subject heading, "Summer Mini-Grant Application" to Jennifer Lind, Program Manager, The California Endowment, firstname.lastname@example.org.