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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. http://www.changemakers.com/node/83131
  • 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. http://www.YSA.org/grants
  • WaysToHelp.org: Teens can apply for grants to fund their community service ideas by visiting http://www.waystohelp.org, selecting “See Ways To Help” for one of the 16 issue areas, then clicking “Apply for a Grant.”¬† Rolling deadline. http://www.waystohelp.org
  • 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. http://www.kidsconsortium.org/2010minigrnt.php

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 http://www.ysa.org/grants, and you can subscribe to their email list from that page.

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