With grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, the Starbucks Foundation supports writing programs that provide high standards of excellence in writing and literacy; demonstrate the power of writing and literacy in the lives of youth; encourage writing and literacy as powerful communication tools in the commitment to important social issues such as social equity, justice, and environmental awareness; and promote youth voices through publishing, the spoken word, and community performances. Priority is given to projects that reach traditionally underserved communities and communities of color, that represent models in nontraditional learning environments and are directly engaged in service delivery, and that demonstrate program sustainability. To apply, organizations should review qualifying criteria and then submit a concept paper by the deadline dates, Oct. 1 and April 1.

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