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★ The Karma for Cara Foundation is inviting applications for its micro-grant program, which is managed by the Living Classrooms Foundation, a Karma for Cara partner. Through the program, micro-grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to students age 18 and under in support of service projects in their communities. The grants are intended to serve as a bridge between ideas and action, helping young citizen-leaders execute and magnify projects aimed at helping to repair the world. Examples of eligible projects include transforming a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, or helping senior citizens winterize their homes. Deadline is January 1, 2020. To learn more, click here.
13 Scholarships for Students Who Volunteer: To learn more, click here.
The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships, funded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, recognize student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger across the country. Applicants must have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months. Students between the ages of five and 25 are eligible to apply. The winners receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a $5,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice in their local community. In addition, regional honorees receive a $1,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice. Applications may be submitted through December 5, 2019. To learn more, click here.
Start a Snowball, Inc. encourages kids of all ages to engage in philanthropic and community service activities. The organization believes that even one child with the right intentions and support can start a project that seems small in the beginning and eventually grows (“snowballs”) into something that inspires and benefits an entire community. In order to help kids kick off their philanthropy efforts, Start a Snowball awards $100 in seed funding for projects taken on by individuals or organizations. To be eligible, projects must be led by youth between the ages of 5 and 18 and have the intention of doing good. There is no deadline. To learn more, click here.