9/11 Day of Service 2023

The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for the 9/11 Day of Service 2023 mini grant program! These awards are available for public or private organizations hosting service projects to engage communities in service. To honor the spirit of sacrifice made on 9/11/2001 and the sacrifices that continue to be made by members of the armed forces, first responders, and their families, we come together in service across communities and in partnership with faith-based, local, and national organizations to make a difference.

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Mini grants are available to eligible organizations for up to $250. Applications must be submitted by July 19th at midnight. Preferred submission is through the online form available here, but PDF forms for manual entry are available upon request.


Applicants must represent public or private nonprofit organizations that serve the Commonwealth of Virginia. This includes faith-based and other community organizations, public or private schools, institutions of higher education and government entities. The funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis to the applying organization after the reimbursement request is received by the Virginia Service Foundation.


June 28, 2023 – Notice of Mini Grant Funding Opportunity

July 19, 2023 – Applications Deadline

By August 10, 2023 – Award Announcements

September 8-11 – Projects take place* (While your project may occur on a date outside of this weekend, all projects must be completed in September 2023.)

Note: ALL invoices must be submitted within 30 days of the completed project date.

Service Project Guidelines

On the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, we invite you to cross divides, differences, and ideologies to come together in service to lift each other up, neighborhood by neighborhood, just as Americans did more than 20 years ago, united to serve.

You can help us spark a passion and create relationships between communities and individuals that extend past this day to inspire a lifetime of service in all Americans.  Service projects must engage volunteers but are not required to focus on a specific topic area. Applicants are encouraged to consider the connection between their project and the service of first responders, military, and their families, however, there is no requirement for projects to add this if it is not already an element of the planned project.

Application Questions

Organization name and address

Contact name, role, phone number and email

Service project date and location

Is this a new event, or a repeat or recurring project?

This project is a new event, a repeat event, or part of an ongoing project (select one)

Please describe your proposed project (recommended: 50-100 words)

What is the planned outcome or result of your project? (recommended: 50-100 words)

How will the mini grant funds be used to support the project?

A full budget is not required, but please describe the proposed use of funds

(recommended: 50-100 words)

How many volunteers will be involved or engaged in this project?

Please include the number of volunteers, as well as if this is a public project or for your organization’s members or beneficiaries.

(recommended: 50-100 words)

Does your project have any planned connection to the service of first responders, military personnel, 9/11 Day of Service, or incorporate elements like civic reflection? If so, please describe.

There is no requirement for your project to make a clear connection to the day of service or incorporate civic reflection. For more information about the 9/11 Day of Service, please visit https://americorps.gov/serve/volunteer/911-day

(recommended: 50-100 words)

Acknowledgements and agreements: that you will abide by the terms of the mini grant program, including submitting reimbursements in a timely manner, providing a short project summary to the Virginia Service Foundation, and keeping the Foundation aware of any changes to your proposed project.

We look forward to reviewing your proposed project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Virginia Service Foundation at VirginiaServiceFoundation@gmail.com.

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