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In-Kind Training and Resources to USA Organizations to Advance Healing and Empowerment for Teenage Girls

National Affiliate Program Grant

GrantWatch ID# 184867
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
The Art of Yoga Project (AYP)
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Geographic Focus

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/14/22 5:00 PM PST

Grant Description
In-kind training, resources, and consultation services to USA organizations to advance healing and empowerment for teenage girls. The goal of this opportunity is to expand a program that promotes self-respect, self-awareness, and self-control for its participants. Eligible applicants are those interested in implementing a yoga and creative arts curriculum for their population of marginalized teen girls.

The Art of Yoga Project is at the forefront of leading trauma-informed yoga and creative expression programming for marginalized girls* and gender-expansive youth. Its direct service programming spans four counties across the San Francisco Bay Area and seeks to make its evidence-based model available to girls* and gender expansive youth everywhere! The Art of Yoga Project is looking for organizations who are interested in integrating its model of trauma-informed and gender-responsive yoga into their programs within their local communities as part of the National Affiliate Program. The vision is to make a very real impact on the healing and empowerment of marginalized and system involved girls.

If you work with adolescent girls and gender expansive youth and are interested in bringing fun, engaging and effective trauma-informed yoga and creative expression programming to your youth, you are invited to submit a National Affiliate Grant Application. The Art of Yoga Project is looking for non-profits that see the value in using yoga and creative expression to support the work they are already doing in their communities. Grantees will gain insight into the ways in which mindfulness can heal trauma on a neurological level. They will come to understand how mindfulness can support the work they do with youth beyond the yoga circle and in every instance when they come into contact with their youth participants. Most importantly, they will learn how to make yoga and art fun and developmentally appropriate for teens.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Requirements to be considered for the grant
• Must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit with minimum 1 year in operation.
• Have an identified population of marginalized girls and gender expansive youth to serve.
• Have at least one certified yoga instructor identified to deliver the program.
• Sufficient funds to implement program.

Pre-Application Information
The National Affiliate Program grant application is due 5pm PST on December 14, 2022.

Please let AYP know by email if you plan to submit an application so that AYP can send you additional information that may help you complete your application and answer any open questions.

At least one registered yoga teacher from your organization must be able to attend the in-person training in Redwood City, CA on March 3, 2023. Cost of travel and lodging is not included.

Number of Grants
Multiple organizations will be selected to participate in this National Affiliate Program.

Estimated Size of Grant
Recipients of the National Affiliate Program grant will receive the following*:

1. Training
• Two registrations for the full-day training: The Art of Yoga Project Model: Trauma- informed Mindfulness for Marginalized Youth. Participants will learn about the neuroscience of mindfulness, The Art of Yoga Project's integrated approach to teaching
mindfulness and creative expression to marginalized girls and best practices for understanding and effectively handling issues specific to working with teens and trauma survivors.
• Invitation to the virtual Affiliate Gathering, a community-building and educational event with other National Affiliate Program and Alliance members.

2. License
• Copies of the evidence-based, trauma-informed and gender-responsive Wise Inside Essentials, and Yoga and Creative arts curricula, along with additional program materials (see Appendix A)

3. Support
• 1:1 training to implement the program in your specific settings, and ongoing phone consultation services with our programming experts to troubleshoot program implementation.

Term of Contract
The Grant period will begin March 1, 2023 and run through December 30, 2023. Organizations are encouraged to continue the work beyond the grant period and join The Art of Yoga Project’s Affiliate Alliance.

National Affiliate Program grant recipient requirements:
1) Attend the in-person training The Art of Yoga Project Model: Trauma-informed Mindfulness for Marginalized Youth on March 3, 2023 in Redwood City, CA. (Two registration fees are included in the grant).
2) Deliver 16-20 yoga and creative arts curriculum classes over an 8-10 week period between March 1, 2023 through December 30, 2023.
3) Submit a Final Grant Report

Contact Information
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