Want to Volunteer in Your Community? These Grants Can Help You

Volunteering is essential to maintaining a healthy, safe and prosperous society. With the beginning of spring approaching, it is the perfect time to set some volunteer goals for yourself. With warm weather near, many organizations will be planning outdoor events, both to accommodate COVID-19 concerns as well as take advantage of the (hopefully) nice spring weather, so take the time to reach out to your local organizations and see how you can help them in their efforts!

Where to Volunteer?
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Soup kitchens
  • Local youth sports teams
  • Animal shelters
  • Political campaigns
  • Food banks
  • Public libraries
  • Community gardens
  • Community arts centers
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
9 Grants for Community Projects
  1. Grants of $1,000 are available to both individuals and organizations for creative and innovative projects. Priority goes to projects that focus on areas of leadership, media activism, and programs that increase representation and inclusion based on class, race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, and/or ability.
  2. There are also grants to U.S. and Canadian nonprofits and registered charities to support the building of sustainable school gardens.
  3. In addition, grants of up to $1,000 are available to American students ages 18 and under for service projects to benefit their local community. 
  4. Funding is available to U.S. nonprofit organizations for programs and projects to benefit their community. Funding initiatives exist in the following focus areas: education, literacy, democracy, civil liberties, environment, health, recreation, the Jewish community, and reproductive health and rights.
  5. There is also funding starting at $250 to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit their communities.
  6. Furthermore, Awards of $10,000 are available to American and Canadian youth, ages 8 to 18, to recognize outstanding contributions to their community or to the environment. The awards are intended for recipients to continue their public service activity or for higher education costs.
  7. Moreover, grants of up to $5,000 are available to U.S. nonprofit organizations for architectural design assistance to help develop impactful community projects.
  8. In addition, there are grants to U.S. nonprofits for programs that benefit children, youth, and young adults. Funding is available to support projects and activities within the focus areas of environmental stewardship and the arts.
  9. Finally, there are grants to American, Canadian, and International nonprofit organizations for a wide variety of environmental and community programs and projects.
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