Mini-grants for Join Hands Day

Posted on March 7, 2003

Up to 75 mini-grants are available to youth-led projects on JOIN HANDS DAY, June 21, 2003. The $250-$500 mini-grants are offered through the Youth Outreach Department of the Points of Light Foundation. While JOIN HANDS DAY supports youth-adult partnerships, this mini-grant opportunity encourages young people to take the lead. Applications are due March 28, 2003.

America’s Fraternal Benefit Societies, in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network, sponsor JOIN HANDS DAY. The goal of the day is to develop relationships between young people and adults through volunteering. It is a day when young people and adults tackle a problem in their neighborhoods and make something better. It is a day when young people and adults work together on an equal basis to plan, organize and implement the day’s activities.

To be eligible for a mini-grant, the application must come from an organization. Individuals who wish to apply need to partner with an organization. Applicants may request between $250 and $500. Requested money may be used to support staff time, project supplies, transportation and meeting expenses.

More information, including the application, is available at http://www.joinhandsday.org/scripts/minigrants_index.cfm. Applications may be mailed, faxed or emailed to Laura Raine, Points of Light Foundation, 1400 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20005; fax 202-729-8255; email lraine@pointsoflight.org. Applications are due no later than March 28, 2003. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 21, 2003.


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