Monday, June 1, 2009

Service-Learning Grants

Disney Minnie Grants  (Deadline: June 15)

Youth Service America and Disney are pleased to offer the Disney Minnie Grants to fund children's efforts to improve their communities. These grants of $500 are for children (ages 5-14) or the organizations that engage them, to implement youth-led service projects that address the issues of Poverty, Hunger, Education, Environment, Global Citizenship, Sustainable Community Development, and Disaster Prevention & Relief.  Applications are accepted from all over the world.  Projects will take place in the months of September-November 2009. Accepting applications through June 15. Apply online at


Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards (Deadline: June 15)

Youth Service America is pleased to launch the first annual Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards to recognize two young female social entrepreneurs, ages 14 to 17, whose initiatives serve the common good. The awards of $2000 each are created in memory of Gladys Coccia, who began her entrepreneurial career when she was a young girl in West Virginia and later became a very successful businesswoman in Washington, DC.  Nominations from across the USA are welcome; special consideration will be given to nominees from West Virginia and metropolitan Washington, DC. Self-nominations are accepted.  Accepting nominations: May-June 15.  To access the eligibility quiz and the nomination form, visit


American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (Deadline: July 15)

The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children and youth. The Foundations grants are awarded for one year. All grants must be completed between the period of January 1 - December 31 of the award year. Grants must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state). Any nonprofit organization may contact the Executive Secretary of the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation and request, in writing or via our email contact form, a copy of our application. Applications are mailed to requesting organizations from April 1 through July 1. for receipt of all completed applications is July 15.

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