Youth Service America/Disney: Youth Volunteer Engagement Grants
Disney, through Youth Service America (YSA), is providing support to organizations that engage youth and their families in community service and build capacity of youth development programs. The competition is calling on the largest youth development organizations to increase and create new or expand volunteer opportunities for youth (ages 5-18) that will strengthen communities across the United States. Organizations can apply for grants to build their capacity to lead multi-site programs that deliver high-impact, high-visibility, youth-led service activities in their communities that make a difference.
Eligible applicants must describe how they can provide between 1,000 to 5,000 or more volunteer opportunities for youth and families between October 2018 – April 2019. Funds may be used to:
- Build youth and family volunteer program organizational capacity – this can include expanding current or providing new volunteer efforts
- Host youth-led Days of Service projects, including: Family Volunteer Day (November 17, 2018), Martin Luther King Day of Service (January 21, 2019), and Global Youth Service Day (April 12-14, 2019)
- Incorporate youth and family volunteering into regularly scheduled weekly or monthly opportunities or special local events
Amount: Grants will range from $4,000-$20,000. Grant size will be determined by the number of volunteer opportunities for youth and families provided through the organization’s programs, at an average of $4 per volunteer opportunity.
Eligibility: The competition is open to the following organizations (national organization and state or local chapters/affiliates):
- Afterschool All-Stars
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Clubs
- Camp Fire
- Girls Inc.
- Girl Scouts
- The Y (YMCA)
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