Panera Bread Foundation
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Panera Bread Foundation invites applications for children and youth programs

Panera Bread Foundation invites applications for children and youth programs from nonprofit organizations.

The Panera Bread Foundation envisions a world in which young people can unlock their full potential and dare to dream — a world in which opportunity and economic mobility are accessible and equitable for all. Through our Grant Program, we award organizations who share a common vision and purpose of investing in children and youth to become leaders.

We support non-profit organizations with programs predominately for underserved, at-risk, or underrepresented high school and middle school aged students. The high school programs have historically focused on keeping youth in school to graduate and to pursue a post-secondary school or start a long-term career. The middle school programs have focused on developing skill sets and helping children build healthy relationships with trusted adults through mentorship programs. Other programs have specialized in STEM or STEAM programs for students.

Non-profit organizations with a similar vision, purpose, or programs are encouraged to apply for our 2022-2023 Grant Cycle. The grant application’s open and close dates are listed below.

Grants between $25,000 and $150,000 will be awarded to recipients in early 2023.

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving ages 10-18 planning to start a new program or expand an existing program focused on college readiness, skills building, workforce or leadership development, or mentoring.

Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

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