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Grants for Service-Learning Projects

Posted in Project Funding, Service-Learning by KIDS Consortium on March 4, 2011

We’re just passing this information along because we know many of you are working on environmental and hunger-related issues in your service-learning projects. Several grants related to service-learning have upcoming deadlines:

  • Sodexo Youth Grants: YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo will award 100 grants of $500 each to young people, ages 5-25, who are working on projects that address the issue of childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2011). Deadline: March 14.
  • Disney Friends for Change Grants: YSA (Youth Service America) and Disney provide grants for youth-led service projects that focus on making environmentally friendly changes and engage youth on Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17. Fifty $500 grants will be awarded. Applicants must be between the ages of 5-25 and be associated with a school or organization. Deadline: March 10
  • Sodexo School Engagement Grants: Ten grants of $5,000 will be awarded to teachers to implement a service-learning “Semester of Service” focused on childhood hunger, starting in September 2011 (Hunger Action Month) and going through Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 14-20, 2011). Deadline March 18. Learn more at

There’s also a “Green Your School” Challenge from that may dovetail nicely with service-learning projects that involve improving environmental sustainability at school:

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