The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2024 Martin Luther King., Jr, National Day of Service
mini-grant program! These awards are available for public or private organizations hosting service projects to engage communities in service.
Mini-grants are available to eligible organizations for up to $250. Applications must be submitted by November 21st at midnight.
Preferred submission is through the online submission form available below, 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.
Service Project Guidelines
On the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, we invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating Dr. King’s life example with projects that increase economic, environmental, educational, or other forms of equity and that meet an important immediate community need or helps to addresses systemic issues.
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 legacy of Dr. King and include elements like civic reflection, however, there is no requirement for projects to add this if it is not already an element of the planned project.
- November 21, 2023 - Applications Deadline
- By December 12, 2023 - Award Announcements
- January 15 - Projects take place* (While your project may occur on a date outside of this, all projects must be completed in January 2024.) Note: ALL invoices must be submitted within 30 days of the completed project date.