Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Youth Service America Grants Available

UnitedHealth HEROES Grants
Deadline Extended: October 23

The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative that awards grants to help youth, ages 5-25, create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. The grants encourage semester-long projects that launch on MLK Day of Service  and culminate on Global Youth Service Day. Schools, service-learning coordinators, non-profits, and students in the health professions located in all 50 states and theDistrict of Columbia are eligible to apply for the $500 - $1,000 grants. Learn more at        

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants
Deadline: November 9

State Farm™ is proud to team up with YSA to offer grants of up to $1,000 for service-learning projects in K-12 public schools in all fifty US states and the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of AlbertaOntario and New Brunswick. The State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants encourage semester-long projects (a Semester of Service) that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). Up to 125 grants will be awarded; at least 10-15 grants will support projects addressing teen driver safety issues. Learn more at     

MLK Day Lead Organizer Grants
Deadline: November 18

YSA and CNCS are proud to support up to 16 MLK Day Lead Organizers with $4,000 planning grants to coordinate Martin Luther King Day of Service (January 16, 2012) activities. This grant program is open to nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and colleges & universities in all 50 states and DC. Grantees will be required to engage at least 3,000 volunteers in community service or service-learning projects on MLK Day, build or strengthen partnerships with at least 5 partner organizations, and address one or more strategic issue areas. Learn

Michael Minks
Director of Outreach & Innovation
YSA (Youth Service America)
Michael Minks
Director of Outreach and Innovation
YSA (Youth Service 
1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 200 | WashingtonDC 20005
P:             202-296-2992       ext. 125 | F: 202-296-4030

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