Grant Opportunities for MLK Day of Service

Do you have a great idea for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project, but wondering how you might fund it? Join us for today's MLK Day webshop "Grant Opportunities: Is Your Project Eligible to Receive a Grant and What is the Process?", 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT, to find out about available grants. Meet the national organizations that can make your project's funding a reality.

The webshop will cover:

·      each organizations sub-granting criteria
·      present the range of sub-grants available
·      explain how to access applications
·      review application deadlines.

The webshop will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions of representatives from each granting organization.

Introducing the National Grantees...

Six natonal service organizations were selected as MLK Day 2012 National Grantees and will make sub-grants available to non-profit and public entities (including schools) that plan projects for MLK Day. Please visit their websites to find out more about each organization and the MLK Day grants they have to offer.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. View the Campus Compact grant application.

Cesar Chavez Foundation maximizes the human potential to improve communities by preserving, promoting, and applying the legacy and universal values of civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez. View the Cesar Chavez Foundation grant application.

HOPE Worldwide is an international charity that changes lives by delivering sustainable, high impact, community-based services to the poor and needy. View the HOPE Worldwide grant application.

Points of Light Institute, through HandsOn network, its volunteer-focused arm, includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 organizations that are answering the call to service by creating meaningful change in their communities. View the Points of Light Institute grant application.

Service for Peace provides intensive service-learning opportunities through ongoing community development programs throughout the world. The Service for Peace deadline has passed. Find out more about potential partnerships and funding opportunities.

Youth Service America improves communities worldwide by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. View the Youth Service America grant application.

Do you have questions about application materials or how to apply? Sign up for today’s webshop where you can get answers.

What's Next

We invite you to attend our next webshop: “Project Planning and Development,” October 19, 2011 at 3 p.m. EDT. Presenters will cover topics including:
  • Project ideas
  • Tools for creating projects
  • Generation projects through partnerships
  • Creating and managing large scale projects
  • Contigency planning
Sign up now for future MLK Day Webinars: Do you have a great MLK Day project in the works? Let us know by emailing

If you miss today's webshop, you can access a recording of it.

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