June 25, 2018
JA Labs Innovation Fund Launches July 1
We’re excited to announce that the JA Labs Innovation Fund, fueled by Citi Foundation to support innovative programming, will accept grant applications starting July 1.
The initiative seeks to support organic innovation being developed by JA locations (JA member countries, sub-national offices, and JA local areas) around the world. The mission of the fund is to create an organizational culture that rewards creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and calculated risk-taking.
We will be awarding $50,000 in each of two rounds of applications. Awards will vary from $10,000 to $50,000, depending on the complexity of the projects submitted and the number of applicants. Round 1 opens July 1 and closes August 30, with funding decisions by September 30. Round 2 opens January 1 and closes February 28, with funding decisions by March 31. JA locations that are Members in Good Standing are encouraged to apply more than once and can apply to receive a grant for an innovative initiative that could be scaled with additional funding, or for an entirely new idea that has significant potential but needs funds for a pilot.