Youth Empowerment and Relationship Violence Prevention Programs – Sep 17


Allstate Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Empowerment and Relationship Violence Prevention Programs.


Since 1952, the Allstate Foundation has led national programs, partnered with national organizations, and offered grants to local nonprofits to create innovative, long-term solutions for those in need.


To that end, the foundation has announced a $3 million funding opportunity for youth empowerment and relationship violence prevention programs that advance racial equity. Grants of up to $100,000 over one year or $200,000 over two years will be awarded in support of existing or new programming across the following two focus areas:


Relationship Violence Prevention Programs: Innovative, local, and culturally relevant healthy relationship education and relationship violence prevention-related programming for teens and young adults of color and/or other marginalized communities.


Inclusive Leadership Programs for Youth and Educators: Service-learning programs that provide resources and experiences for youth to engage in civic and community activities that increase their capacity to be inclusive leaders, develop a sense of collective responsibility, and take action for social change and racial equity; positive youth development programs that empower youth to reach their full potential as leaders who demonstrate and promote equity and inclusion within their learning environments and communities (programs should be youth-centered and designed to allow youth to actively participate in anti-racism, anti-bias, and equity-focused practice to increase their understanding and competency in advancing racial equity as well as the more conventional youth development cognitive, psychological, and behavioral gains); and professional development programs for educators (e.g., teachers, administrators, out-of-school program providers, etc.) to improve their culturally responsive teaching practices that result in safe, affirming, and equitable learning environments in which all youth are able to thrive.


Applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Pre-applications are due September 17, 2021, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by October 22, 2021.


For complete program guidelines and application instructions, click here.


Application Process

  • Pre-applications are required for all funding requests to confirm eligibility and identify proposals that align with program requirements.

  • Pre-application Due: September 17, 2021.

  • A preview of the pre-application is available here

  • A limited number of pre-application submissions will be invited to submit a full application for funding.

  • Application Due: October 22, 2021 (invitation only).

  • Applications must be submitted online though our grants management system (CyberGrants) and are due by 11:00 p.m. CT on the dates listed above.


Click here to start the pre-application