The world’s youth will soon inherit both local and global challenges of unprecedented scale and complexity. The skills they'll need to meet these challenges stretch beyond the domain of traditional academics to include high social-emotional intelligence coupled with the leadership and social entrepreneurial skills of a changemaker.
While there are many organizations and initiatives responding to this reality, we believe isolated efforts will not be sufficient. Recognizing that the most stable, resilient and productive organisms exist not in isolation, but within a matrix of rich symbiotic relationships, the Enlight Collaborative invites organizations to reimagine scale through the lens of collaboration, sustainability through the lens of deeply shared ownership, and resiliency through the lens of a supportive and caring community.
The Enlight Collaborative is an innovative funding strategy to promote community, nurture collaboration and build resilience among an ‘ecosystem’ of vibrant organizations dedicated to helping youth develop these skills both inside and outside the classroom, and at all stages of development—from early childhood through young adulthood.
We offer 2 year grants that come with funding ranging from $30,000 to $100,000, strategic support, and community building opportunities.
Learn more about the Enlight Collaborative grants here:
Designed for youth-focused organizations looking to identify or launch a mission-critical initiative.
Provides funding and support for the design and adoption of a proven community engagement platform.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING CYCLE OF BOTH OF THESE GRANTS, ARE DUE JANUARY 15, 2018.
The Enlight Collaborative team has been working together in different capacities for years. All share experiences in youth programs as participants and leaders. All five were members of the nonprofit FeelGood. Their skills round up the Enlight Collaborative's offerings from strategic consulting and program design, to offering technologies for education and community engagement.