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Youth Empowerment

Grants Program

Greetings and welcome to the Believe in Me Youth Empowerment Grants Program! We're here to bring tangible change to children's lives, and we're excited that you're interested in joining hands with us.

Youth Empowerment Grants Program Features

Mission-Centric Approach

We prioritize programs whose missions align with ours. When our goals resonate, we create something truly impactful.


We're not just about ideas – we're about supporting initiatives that can make a real, measurable difference. Our focus is on results.

Pacific Northwest Outreach

Our scope isn’t limited to Spokane. We extend our support wherever it's needed, spanning various corners of the Pacific NW.

Fairness at

Equal opportunities are at the core of what we do. Our commitment to fairness ensures that every grant application gets a fair evaluation.


We place great importance on accountability. Our grants are allocated thoughtfully to maximize their impact.

Ready to explore this journey with us? Here's what you need to know about eligibility:

  • Program serves marginalized youth? You're on the right track.

  • Nonprofit? Check. Tax-exempt? Double-check.

  • Your objectives should align with ours – a shared mission is key.

  • Show us your track record – your expertise carries weight. 

  • Handling finances well is important – show us you can manage funds effectively.

  • Doing things “by the book” is essential – we're all about open and honest operations.

Eligibility Criteria

Application Process Overview

Step One: Submit Your Application

Provide us with insights into your program – who you are, your purpose, and how your goals align with ours.

Step Two: Due Diligence Workshop

We will meet virtually or face-to-face to understand your program and develop shared goals.

Step Three: Our Review

Our committee will meticulously evaluate your grant application, ensuring alignment and potential for mutual benefit.

Step Four: The Verdict

We'll notify you of the outcome – whether your grant application fits the bill.

Ready to Get Started?

Believe in Me Youth Empowerment Grants offers a platform to bring dreams to fruition. If you're driven to make a genuine impact on children's lives, let's embark on this journey together. Begin by submitting your Eligibility Screening Form – your entryway to the world of Believe in Me, where transformative change takes root.

More Details

What's Next

If you're selected for a grant award, we'll proceed to draft an agreement that outlines the specifics. Think of it as a roadmap for our collaboration.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Rest assured, your information remains confidential. We hold your trust in high regard.

Staying Current

Our grant policies may adapt over time. We'll keep you informed about any updates.

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