The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2022 Service Project Mini-Grants. Qualifying organizations may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to use towards hosting a service project connected to the 9/11 Day of Service. A limited number of grants are available and applications will be scored based on project scope and community benefits. Applications will be accepted until 5pm, July 29, 2022. The application process is easy and quick! Apply today!
LINK TO APPLY: https://forms.gle/izaKYtmQ3oKcqeda8
What is 9/11 Day of Service?
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe.
Beginning in 2002, family members who lost loved ones lead the effort for an appropriate and fitting tribute to honor their loved ones and those who volunteered to serve our country in response to the tragedy. The leadership and efforts of these family members resulted in the legislative establishment of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance in April of 2009. AmeriCorps was charged with supporting this effort across the county.
Each year, AmeriCorps works with 9/11Day.org, state service commissions, and faith-based, local, and national organizations to expand volunteering that honors the sacrifice of the families affected by September 11, 2001.
What type of projects are eligible for a mini grant?
Volunteerism renews and strengthens communities, families, and ourselves. As more families are dealing with challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we don’t turn inward, but instead create common cause. Any project that supports the community in a tangible way and is submitted by an eligible organization will be considered.
Any public or private nonprofit organization, serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, includes faith-based and other community organizations, public or private schools, higher education institutions, and government entities. Projects must take place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Projects must take place in September 2022, preferably the week of or after September 11th.