**If you need help applying for a grant, contact the Service-Learning Duluth staff for assistance. Also, consider having your students write the application; this is a great way to increase youth voice.**
The PEN weekly newsblast offers an extensive list of current funding opportunities and application details.
This website offers a list of grant and competition opportunities for K-12 teachers. It also offers a subscription to a bi-weekly email with the latest funding opportunities.
A national source for news, views, and important developments in the youth service field from a nonprofit organization. Contains an extensive list of grant opportunities and deadlines.
Disney, together with Youth Service America (YSA) offer grants to help kids that are making environemntally-friendly changes in tehir communities. The Friends for Change Grants fund kids' projects that help the environment and engage children ages 5-18 as leaders in their communities. Disney awards 150 $500 grants each year. The grant goes live in December and is due in January. Fall project grants go live in June and are due in August.
The awards are created in memory of Gladys Coccia, who began her entrepreneurial career when she was a young girl in West Virginia and later became a very successful businesswoman in Washington, DC. Awards recognize young female social entrepreneurs whose initiatives serve the common good.
Funded by Learn and Serve America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, STEMester of Service incorporates YSA's semester-long service-learning framework to engage middle school educators and students in addressing critical environmental and disaster preparedness needs and connecting them to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curricula. The grant goes live in May and is due in July.
GET Ur GOOD ON GRANTS (Deadline: January 19)
Miley Cyrus is partnering with Youth Service America to create Get Ur Good On, a social network that brings together youth to support each other in their mission to do "good" in their communities. The grant goes live in December and is due in February.
State Farm with YSA offers grants of up to $1000 for youth-led service-learning initiatives in all 50 states. Eligible programs will engage youth in service-learning. The grant goes live in August and is due in November.
The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health-literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealth Group and Youth Service America. The program awards grants to help youth, ages 5-25, create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. The grant goes live in August and is due in October.
Special Olympics is partnering with Youth Service America to offer Get Into It grants that bring together students of all abilities to fight childhood obesity in their schools and communities. The Get Into It curriculum helps to develop a service-learning program that gives youth the opportunity to make a change.
Youth Leaders for Literacy will award 30 young people from across the US each with $500 grants. Successful projects will be youth-led and address an established literacy need in the applicant's school or community. The projects will launch on NEA's Read Across America Day on March 2nd and culminate on Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17.