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Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) Project Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, School Districts, IHEs,
and Agencies for Volunteer Projects Involving Youth

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ServeOhio, American Electric Power Foundation and Corporation for National and Community Service

Deadline Date:

03/02/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations, school districts, colleges and universities, and local governments for volunteer projects involving youth. Funding is intended to promote a wide range of community-improvement programs in which local youth participate on a voluntary basis. Grants are available to support community service projects organized specifically for Global Youth Service Day, which will take place on April 23 - 25, 2021. Preference will be given to applicants that do not currently receive other grant funding from ServeOhio.

The primary intent of the grant program is to support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure, such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through youth volunteer engagement. Project grants may also be used to support educational events intended to encourage volunteerism or link populations in need with service providers. Projects should be collaborative in nature, involve a broad spectrum of community participants, and benefit the larger community.  

Grant funds may be used for supplies/material and volunteer support. Supplies/materials may include small equipment (useful life of two years or more) up to $100 unit cost. Funds requested should be commensurate with the number of volunteers engaged; the higher the grant request, the higher number of youth volunteers that should be engaged in the project.

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GrantWatch ID#: 188173

Number of Grants:

Depending on amounts requested, an estimated five to ten grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will be in the range of $500 to $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed during the project period of April 23 - 25, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer connector organizations, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Funds may not be used for staffing, travel costs, gift cards, awards, or grantee administration/overhead costs.

Pre-Application Information:

The application form must be completed, signed, and submitted by Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

All awards will be paid by reimbursement upon submission of the project report and documentation of expenditures.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications and direct questions to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach and Education Officer at:

Serve Ohio
30 East Broad Street, Suite 2487
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 728-2916

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