Organizing to Win Lab Request for Proposals (RFP)

The times we live in are full of tremendous threats and great potential. Young people, especially those most impacted by injustice and oppression, are once again showing their willingness to take bold action toward a more just world. The youth organizing field has come a long way, yet meeting this moment will require the youth organizing field to build a new level of power. It will require us to make vulnerable assessments of our current approach to sharpen our power-building strategies.

As part of our commitment to ensuring youth organizers have the capacities and resources needed to achieve the power to win, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing is gearing up to launch the second cohort of our Organizing to Win Lab (OWL)! Starting January 2023, we’ll be supporting 25 organizations with a $35,000 general operating grant with a capacity-building and peer-learning program. We’re excited to invite all youth-led and/or intergenerational organizing groups to apply.  

The deadline to submit an application is October 31, 2022, at 11:59pm PT. The application will require you to provide basic information on the organization, answer some demographic information, upload attachments, and respond to narrative questions. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee approval of and receiving a grant. All applications will be reviewed by FCYO staff and partners from the field. We anticipate that your organization will be notified in early January 2023 regarding our decision concerning your application. Should you have questions about the program please contact Program Manager, Jennifer Maldonado at  

We will host an informational webinar on September 28th, 2022 at 10:00am PT. Please refer to our website to register.

Please download full RFP in the toolbar above for program details and instructions on the application process.