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Elevate Youth California Funding Opportunity: Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations

With grants up to $300,000 over two years, this funding opportunity will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use innovative programs/practices for substance use disorder prevention. The programmatic activities should use a social justice youth development approach and must be focused on the following: 1. Investing in youth empowerment, leadership and development and 2. Implementing programs through the cultural lens of the impacted community. Applications are due by June 23 at 1 p.m. PT.

Access the Request for Applications for a full funding overview and information about webinars and office hour opportunities.

Access frequently asked questions (.pdf).

Access the May 25 funding overview webinar recording on YouTube.

Access the May 25 funding overview webinar presentation (.pdf).

Access the June 3 funding overview webinar recording on YouTube.

Access the June 3 funding overview webinar presentation (.pdf).

Elevate Youth California 2020 Annual Report is available!

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation just released the Elevate Youth California 2020 Annual Report, which highlights grantee partner accomplishments; total funding awarded; local movement building; youth empowerment, leadership and development; demographics of youth who are engaged; and capacity building activities. Access the report!

Elevate Youth California substance use prevention network expands across the state

Congratulations to 32 Elevate Youth California community partners that have received awards up to $1 million to develop or increase youth substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education. With nearly $29.7 million in funding and technical assistance, the community-based and Tribal organizations will increase youth understanding of substance use disorder and reduce community and individual stigma of use and treatment. Funding also focuses on youth activism, mentorship and peer-led supports that lift up youth empowerment and leadership with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change. The 32 new partners join 26 organizations that received awards in the first round of funding earlier this year. Learn about the awarded organizations on the Program Impact page. Access the funding awards news release (.pdf).

Elevate Youth California Round 2 funding update

Thank you to all of the organizations that submitted applications for the second round of Elevate Youth California funding. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation will review all applications using the selection and evaluation criteria in the request for applications. The Center plans to announce awards in early November. Grants up to $1 million over three years will support prevention of youth substance use. Please contact us with any questions.

Welcome to the Elevate Youth California web site!

We are excited to launch this web site for Elevate Youth California partners. This site is your go-to resource for program information, materials, toolkits and technical assistance, as well as funding opportunities related to the program. The information and materials are available to the public, so please spread the word throughout your networks. Send us any feedback at centergrants@shfcenter.org.

Elevate Youth California partners begin substance use disorder prevention efforts

Congratulations to 26 community partners in 21 counties throughout California that have received awards up to $1 million to develop or increase youth substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education.

The Elevate Youth California statewide program is providing $21.5 million in funding and technical assistance. Partners are increasing youth understanding of substance use disorder and reducing community and individual stigma of use and treatment. Funding also focuses on mentorship and peer-led supports that lift up youth empowerment and leadership with a focus on impacting policy, systems and environmental change.

Learn about the awarded organizations (.pdf).