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The Karma for Cara Foundation invites applications for its micro-grant program, which will award grants of up to $1,000 to students 18 years of age and under to complete projects that benefit their communities. The micro-grants intend to serve as a bridge between ideas and action, helping young citizen leaders execute and magnify their initiatives to help repair the world. Examples of eligible projects include transforming a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, or assisting senior citizens in readying their homes for winter. To be eligible, students must be 18 years of age or younger. Deadline is April 1. To learn more, click here.

The Riley’s Way Foundation’s Call for Kindness empowers young leaders to use kindness and empathy to create meaningful connections and positive change. In 2023, Riley’s Way will award up to $3,000 to as many as 36 youth-led projects rooted in the values of kindness, empathy, youth leadership, and inclusive community that tackle anything from equity and social justice issues to building meaningful connections in a school or community. At least ten of the selected projects will be specifically focused on environmental justice. Winners will also participate in a leadership development fellowship. Youth ages 13 to 22 that are living in the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2023. To learn more, click here.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across the United States and Canada. Each year, the Prize recognizes 25 outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. The Prize accepts applications from young people that are between the ages of eight and 18, are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada, and are working on an inspiring service project, or have done so within the past 12 months. Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project. The application deadline is April 15, 2023. To learn more, click here.