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Current Funding Opportunities for Youth-Led Projects

Posted in General, Service-Learning by KIDS Consortium on July 30, 2010

Now is the time to think about 2010-2011 school year service-learning projects! Here are a few current funding opportunities for youth-led projects:

  • Strong Communities Competition: This competition seeks innovative projects and ideas that engage citizens to steer change and build strong communities. Three winners will receive $5,000, and eight finalists will get to attend the Community Matters 2010 Conference. Community Matters has a special interest in receiving submissions from young people. Apply by August 11.
  • UnitedHealth HEROES Program: This service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealth Group and Youth Service America awards grants of up to $1,000 to help young people create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. Applications available August 2.
  • Teens can apply for grants to fund their community service ideas by visiting, selecting “See Ways To Help” for one of the 16 issue areas, then clicking “Apply for a Grant.”¬† Rolling deadline.
  • KIDS Consortium Green Mini-Grants: We will again be offering mini-grants for environmental sustainability KIDS model service-learning projects in New England. Priority will be given to educators who have attended a KIDS Consortium Summer Institute for Educators. Apply by September 13.

There are several email lists and websites that list current grant and competition opportunities regularly. One that has many opportunities applicable to K-12 service-learning is, and you can subscribe to their email list from that page.

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