Foundation / Corporation
Youth Service America (YSA)
06/25/21 11:59 PM Local Time
Grants of up to $8,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and schools to enlist young people, especially those from underserved areas, to volunteer and strengthen their communities. Funding is intended for capacity-building training and to support ongoing partnerships to engage youth in service activities.
YSA’s 2021-2022 Lead Agency program supports schools and nonprofits that lead partner coalitions to engage youth volunteers on 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11, 2021), MLK Day of Service (January 17, 2022), and/or Global Youth Service Day (April 29 – May 1, 2022).
Lead Agencies are a vital part of increasing youth participation in their communities by engaging youth as volunteers for the first time on national days of service. The primary role of a Lead Agency is to convene a partner coalition that will collaborate to collectively activate youth – especially those in middle and high school and in under-served communities who aren’t usually asked to participate. Lead Agencies convene partner coalitions of:
In turn, these coalitions work together to engage youth, ages 5-25, to lead service or service-learning projects through which they:
Applicants should focus on engaging youth in middle school and high school, especially those from under-served communities. Applicants may work locally, regionally, statewide, or multi-state and must be based in the United States.
For grantees engaging youth on 9/11 Day of Service, at least one project must address a priority issue area of supporting veterans and military families or preparing communities for disasters. 9/11 Day projects should also engage students in learning about and reflecting on the meaning of 9/11 Day using training materials provided by YSA.
For MLK Day and GYSD, projects can address any issue(s) that are important to your youth leaders. Applicants are encouraged to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) as a framework to select local issues.
GrantWatch ID#: 173714
For the 2021-2022 program, YSA is offering Lead Agency Grants of up to $8,000, depending on the number of youth volunteers engaged.
Activities must be centered around September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, MLK Day of Service weekend, and Global Youth Service Day.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Sign up to access the application: https://ysa.org/grant/leadagency/
For questions, please contact Katie Reusch, Partnerships Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Service America
1050 Connecticut Ave NW #65525
Washington, DC 20035-5525
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