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Service-Learning Funding Opportunities…and Award Nomination Opportunities

Posted in Uncategorized by KIDS Consortium on October 14, 2010

The school year is well underway. KIDS Consortium will be announcing our Green mini-grant award winners very soon. However, there are still many other ways to consider funding your service-learning projects. Here are a few funding opportunities for youth-led projects, some with fast-approaching deadlines:

  • State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants: Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led service-learning initiatives. State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants encourage semester-long projects (following YSA’s┬áSemester of Service framework) that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 17, 2011) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011). Application deadline has been extended to November 9.
  • 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 due October 22.
  • Youth Garden Grants: If your project is a school garden, check out the Home Depot/National Gardening Association program that supports youth-led gardening. Applications due November 1.
  • Consider posting your classroom need online at

We want to mention two awards in the service-learning field, through NYLC and State Farm. Nominations for both are due October 29, just 2 weeks away.

  • Youth involved in service-learning programs/long-term projects can apply for the State Farm Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award. The award focuses on K-12 projects showing a high level of youth initiative in all areas including identifying the authentic need, planning the service, and putting that plan into action.
  • Anyone can nominate an excellent service-learning practitioner for the State Farm Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership Award. Download the nomination form at

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