Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Check It Out: NEW Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: Global Youth Service Day & Semester of Service Lead Agency Grants

Funded by: Youth Service America (YSA) & State Farm

Description: YSA (Youth Service America) and State Farm are proud to support up to 100 Global Youth Service Day & Semester of Service Lead Agencies for GYSD 2012 (April 20-22, 2012). Lead Agencies are local, regional, or statewide organizations across the United States, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, or New Brunswick that increase the scale, visibility, and impact of Global Youth Service Day by leading GYSD in their city, region, or state. Lead Agencies convene a planning coalition of at least 10 partner organizations that collectively engage at least 600 youth volunteers in service on GYSD, engage local media and elected officials, and plan a high profile signature project or celebration of service. Lead Agencies receive a $2,000 GYSD planning grant sponsored by State Farm, travel support to attend the Youth Service Institute, and ongoing training and technical assistance from Youth Service America to ensure a successful Global Youth Service Day or Semester of Service. Past Lead Agencies have leveraged their position as a GYSD Lead Agency to strengthen their programs, form new partnerships, expand their volunteer base, garner media attention, gain support from local public officials, and secure additional funding.

Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline: 7/15/11

Average amount: $2,000.00

Contact Person: Mike Man

Email: mman@ysa.org

Website: http://www.ysa.org/grants/leadagency

Availability: All States

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