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Deadline: December 9, 2016

RPM Foundation: Auto Restoration and Preservation

The RPM Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that critical skills necessary to preserve and restore collector vehicles are not lost by providing scholarships and educational grants to students and organizations committed to hands-on training of the trades. The Foundation promotes interest in collectible vehicles by developing the next generation of enthusiasts and restorers in the following ways:

  • Support the post-secondary education and training of youth in the manual arts
  • Work to ensure no skill is lost, no master craftsman is without an apprentice and no student is without an opportunity
  • Fund individual career-focused training in the skills and trades especially important to the future of the collector vehicle community through educational scholarships, internships and apprenticeships
  • Provide grants to educational institutions and organizations engaged in training and developing skills related to promoting, protecting and preserving collectible vehicles

Under the current grant opportunity, the Foundation is looking to help organizations who are dedicated to instructing and training young people to restore and preserve vintage cars, trucks and boats.

Amount: Past grants have ranged from $5,000-$40,000.

Eligibility: Educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Link: http://rpm.foundation/apply-for-grant/

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