ServeOhio, in conjunction with the Corporation for National and Community Service, Honda of America Mfg. and AEP Foundation, provides grants to support community service projects organized for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January), Global Youth Service Day (April), ServeOhio Day (June), and Make a Difference Day (October). Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer connector organizations, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.
There is no funding available at this time.
Please refer questions about National Days of Service Funding to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss at Rebeccah.Verhoff-Kiss@serveohio.gov.
Global Youth Service Day
April 17 - 19, 2020
Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.
June 20, 2020
ServeOhio Day intentionally takes place on summer solstice, the day in the year with the longest period of daylight, to maximize participation in a number of service projects ranging from educating at-risk youth about summer safety to community clean-ups.
Make A Difference Day
October 24, 2020
Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of volunteering to meet community needs. Make A Difference Day, which takes place on the 4th Saturday in October, is held in partnership with Points of Light and corporate sponsors.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
January 18, 2021
Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
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