Peace First is offering Rapid Response Minigrants for youth-centered projects and campaigns that respond to secondary effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic in communities. The projects should focus on a specific problem or injustice, such as addressing educational needs with schools closed, delivering food to elderly residents, or launching digital mental health campaigns for young people feeling isolated at home. The projects may be currently active or may start within three months after applying, with the main goals to be completed in a three-month period. Exceptions will be made to time requirements due to restrictions caused by the virus. Young people aged 13–25 in the United States, US territories, and beyond are eligible to participate as individuals or teams. The application requires a detailed plan on how the project will be carried out, including showing courage and compassion, and how requested funds will be used.
Deadline: Rolling; decisions made within two weeks following submission of application
As the pandemic unfolds, more and more funding needs are arising for schools, educators, and communities. Community foundations and companies are stepping up to fund these needs. Here are just a few of the grant opportunities that are available to schools and educational organizations in need: