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Martin Luther King Day Youth-in-Action Mini-Grants

Grants to Chicago, Illinois Non-Profits to
Engage Youth in Community Service on MLK Day

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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HandsOn Suburban Chicago

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Grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to Chicago, Illinois non-profit agencies that are seeking financial assistance to plan family-friendly community service events on or around this coming Martin Luther King Day. These grants are intended to turn Martin Luther King Day into a day to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action and create positive change in their communities.

In addition to grant funding, HandsOn Suburban Chicago will also provide training and support to agencies in developing and executing their projects. All agencies that apply will be eligible for a free consultation session on developing youth volunteer programs, regardless of whether they are selected for grant funding.

The funding levels for these grants are as follows:
$1,000: For non-profits that engage a minimum of 100 volunteers, (at least 50 must be 18 or younger)
$500: For non-profits that engage a minimum of 50 volunteers (at least 20 must be 18 or younger)
$250: For non-profits that engage a minimum of 25 volunteers (at least 10 must be 18 or younger)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137123

Estimated Size of Grant:

$250 - $1,000

Term of Contract:

All projects must be completed by the week of January 13-27, 2014.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are open to all 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies, but preference will be given to current HandsOn Suburban Chicago community partners.

Please Note: An applicant organization must serve communities located within the HandsOn Suburban Chicago service area (see attached map below). Your organization may be located outside the boundaries of the HOSC service area, as long as it serves communities within that service area.

Pre-Application Information:

Access the online application here:

Please note that you will not be able to save an application or edit it once the application has been submitted. It is highly recommended that you save a copy of your responses in a separate file for your organizational records.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please contact Emily Mihalcean, HandsOn Suburban Chicago Schools and Youth Program Manager, at with any questions regarding applications.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois