The RPM Foundation provides the pathway to careers for the next generation of automotive and marine craftsmen and artisans through formal training and mentorship. It promotes interest in collectible cars and boats by developing the next generation of enthusiasts, restorers, and craftsmen. By providing funding through scholarships and grants to organizations that have a proven history of being committed to the ‘hands-on’ training of young people, the Foundation is helping to secure the future of the automotive and marine restoration and preservation industries.
The Foundation is concerned about the future and the fact that fewer young people are learning the trades and skills that will help preserve the heritage. To that end, the Foundation helps organizations that are dedicated to instructing and training young people, primarily 18-25 year olds, to restore and preserve vintage cars, motorcycles, and boats, as well as providing them with a pathway to careers.
Amount: First-time grants average $10,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations or educational institutions.
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