The RPM Foundation provides the pathway to careers for the next generation of automotive, motorcycle, and marine restoration and preservation craftsmen and artisans through formal training and mentorship. It promotes interest in collectible cars, motorcycles, 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 securing the future of the automotive and marine restoration and preservation industries.
The RPM Foundation is concerned about the future and the fact that fewer young people are learning the trades and skills. To that end, it helps organizations who 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. The Foundation will support programs committed to hands-on education and teaching young people the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain cars, motorcycles, and boats.
Amount: An average first-time grant award is about $10,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations or educational institutions.
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