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Grants to USA Youth Leaders for Projects to Address Childhood Hunger

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grants


GrantWatch ID# 177973
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Youth Service America (YSA) and Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/07/22
Deadline: 01/16/23 11:59 PM EST

Grant Description
Grants to USA youth leaders for projects addressing childhood hunger. Funding is intended to support community service initiatives and fundraising projects. The goal of the program is to actualize young people's ideas related to childhood hunger prevention. A fundraising match grant is also available where a portion of awarded funds may be used toward project supplies while the remaining funds are to be used as a matching donation.

YSA is once again offering project grants to youth changemakers — aged 5 to 25 — to lead awareness, direct service, advocacy, and philanthropic projects that focus on ending childhood hunger in their communities.  

This year, youth may apply for grants of either $250 or $500 depending on the number of youth who will be participating as volunteers (project planners, project leaders, and day-of volunteers). $250 grantees will be required to engage at least 25 other youth as volunteers while $500 grantees have a 50 youth volunteer requirement. 

The Foundation is looking for:

  • Proposed community service or fundraising projects should be youth-led and focused on addressing childhood hunger
  • Projects may take place in schools, colleges/universities, afterschool programs, youth organizations, nonprofits, or faith-based organizations.
  • Projects must take place during Youth Service Month (April 14-May 14, 2023) with some activity on Global Youth Service Day (April 28-30) strongly encouraged; 
  • Youth applicants should engage youth not typically asked to serve (youth with disabilities, youth who are struggling in school, youth from low-income or underserved communities, etc.) as volunteers; 
  • Activities must benefit children and families in the United States. 


Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Grants are supporting youth leaders ages 5-25 across the U.S.

Youth applicants must live in the United States, and activities must benefit children and families in the United States.

Pre-Proposal Conference
December 7, 2022: Application Walkthrough & Project Planning Webinar

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- November 10, 2022: Application Opens
- December 7, 2022: Application Walkthrough & Project Planning Webinar
- January 16, 2023: Application Closes
- January 17 - January 31, 2023: Application Reviews
- February 10, 2023: Grantees Announced
- Late February 2023: Grantee Training (Virtual)
- March 31, 2023: GYSD Plans Due
- April 14 - May 14, 2023: Youth Service Month
- April 28 - 30, 2023: Global Youth Service Day
- June 1, 2023: Impact Reports Due

Estimated Size of Grant
$250 or $500 Grants. Fundraising grants are also available where a portion of awarded funds may be used toward project supplies while the remaining funds are to be used as a matching donation.

Term of Contract
Projects must take place during Youth Service Month (April 14-May 14, 2023) with some activity on Global Youth Service Day (April 28-30) strongly encouraged.

Contact Information
To apply online, see the URL for Full Text link below.

If you have questions as you’re completing your application or about this year’s program, please contact the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation youth grant administrator Katie Reusch (she/her) at kreusch@ysa.org.

Youth Service America
1050 Connecticut Ave NW #65525
Washington, DC 20035-5525
(202) 296-2992

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