Caffeine with a Conscience: Starbucks Foundation's Youth Leadership Grants

Deadline for this funding opportunity: December 15th!

The Starbucks Foundation has recently refined its focus from the Starbucks™ Youth Action Grant and will be supporting organizations through the Youth Leadership Grants.

The Starbucks Foundation believes in developing young people to become extraordinary leaders, by investing in the leadership skills required for the changing global economy.

At this time there are more than 1.2 billion 15 to 24 year olds, the largest global cohort of young people in history. Unfortunately, a growing number of these young people are disengaged and unemployed, often referred to as NEET (not engaged in employment, education, or training).

The Starbucks Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that equip young people ages 15 to 24 years old in the three following areas:

  • Business Savvy: Having the ability to leverage opportunities with integrity and innovation; to make good decisions and achieve results.
  • Social Conscience: Valuing the impact an individual and enterprise can have on the community.
  • Collaborative Communication: Engaging others in an inclusive manner across teams, functions and cultures; ability to leverage new and creative ways of communication.

Mentoring is a key component in robust leadership development programs. Find out how to submit a letter of inquiry: