Awards & Grants
The Congressional Award is a public private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
Are you an official Do Something Club working on social action projects in your community? Need some money to help sustain your Club and your projects? Are you working to start a community action project or program? Are you looking for funding to take your already successful project or organization to the next level? Do Something gives awards & grants to help young people just like YOU!
Everyday Young Heroes
YSA features an Everyday Young Hero each week in the National Service Briefing.
The Starbucks Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations that serve low income, at-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 18. These grants support innovative programs that enhance culture diversity and involve families, schools and neighborhood organizations, particularly in traditionally underserved communities. Grants are concentrated on two areas of interest: the Power of Literacy, which focuses on programs that stimulate personal development and encourage commitment to social equity, justice and environmental awareness through writing, literacy and the promotion of the voices of youth in public forums, and Leaders in Diversity, which focuses on programs that teach the value of societal diversity, with an emphasis on the development of leadership skills to build bridges of understanding between individuals, groups and communities. Preference is given to programs that offer opportunities for Starbucks employees and stores to be involved. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.
The Power of Children Awards
The Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference is an annual event intended to honor and further empower youth, in grades 6–11, who have made a significant impact on the lives of others, demonstrated selflessness, and exhibited a commitment to service and the betterment of society.
The Harris Wofford Award, presented by Youth Service America and proudly sponsored by State Farm Companies Foundation, were established in 2002 to honor former Senator Harris Wofford, one of our nation's greatest public servants and long-time board member of Youth Service America. Following Wofford's goal of "making service and service-learning the common expectation and the common experience of every young person on America," the awards recognize extraordinary achievements in four categories: Youth, Organizations, Media, and Public Officials.
All Program Related Grants
Campbell's: Labels for Education
The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools.
Additional Grant Resources
GrantStation - An online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world. Providing access to a comprehensive online database of grant makers, as well as other valuable tools, GrantStation can help your organization make smarter, better-informed fundraising decisions.
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