rfp: apply for multi-year grants up to $750k/year

May. 31, 2023

The Hollyhock Foundation supports high school students to identify and explore their interests as they imagine their future after graduation.

Culinary arts and digital media are two areas that are especially popular with young people. Students with interest in these topics deserve to develop their skills, learn from experts, meet peers who share their interests, and connect to relevant college and career opportunities.

High-quality space and equipment are essential for creating these kinds of authentic and inspiring learning experiences.

To this end, the foundation is requesting proposals from organizations and entrepreneurs interested in equipping and operating a new space to provide culinary arts or digital media programs for high schoolers in NYC.

Existing nonprofit organizations, as well as entrepreneurs who aspire to create new nonprofits, are welcome to apply.


The goal of the proposal process is to understand your vision for providing a high-quality culinary arts or digital media program for teens. We encourage you to dream big!

We also encourage you to think broadly and creatively about space, whether it’s a new space or an under-utilized, existing facility, like a professional kitchen. You do not need to identify a specific location.

The foundation will review all proposals and then invite select organizations and entrepreneurs to submit a full grant application. The full grant application will include sharing additional information, meeting with foundation staff, and organizing site visits (if applicable). Please note that being invited to submit a full grant application is not a guarantee of grant funding—it is an opportunity for the foundation to learn more about your plans before making a funding decision.

Organizations and entrepreneurs with feasible plans to provide excellent teen programs may receive grant funding to deliver their program—including funding for staff, equipment, space rental, and capital expenses—for approximately three years, with the potential for additional years of funding.

The foundation is open to supporting more than one project depending on the number and scope of proposals received. Grant amounts will vary depending on each organization or entrepreneur’s capacity and programming needs.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2023, at 5pm EST. Please submit proposals using the form linked at the bottom of this page, which asks for a brief overview of your vision, including programming, target population, space and equipment, and budget.

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RFP: Apply for multi-year grants up to $750K/year

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