Youth Service America

Grants to Build or Expand a Youth Service Coalition in Your Community

Posted on May 28, 2019

Applications for grants are now being accepted to convene and train a coalition of partners who will collectively engage youth ages 5-25 – especially middle and high-school aged youth from underserved communities – in leading service and civic action projects.

We’re leaving two-thirds of our young citizens out of actively participating in our democracy. We know that no single organization can reach 100% of young people in a community, so the primary role of a Lead Agency is to convene and train a coalition of partners who will create opportunities across the community on 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day.

These national days of service are on-ramps to volunteering, which is a bridge to a lifetime of civic participation. Grants up to $9,000 funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service are available for volunteering and national service organizations, K-12 schools & school districts, afterschool and youth development organizations, and issue-focused nonprofits in the United States.

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