Do you want to give back to your community and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities at the same time?
The Arc is once again partnering with the Corporation for National and Community Service to offer $5,000 and $10,000 grants to chapters of The Arc and other nonprofit community organizations to develop MLK Day of Service projects.
These projects not only meet a need in the community—they give volunteers the opportunity to develop skills, build relationships, and show that despite the perception of people with disabilities as the ones in need of service, they can and do give back to their communities.
Keystone volunteer events must be held on the MLK Day of Service weekend (January 15 – 18, 2021).
Volunteer activities can also occur throughout the grant period (October 2020 – September 2021).
Partner with a service club to recruit volunteers with and without disabilities from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to participate in the project.
Work with hunger-focused groups (e.g., community food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens) to deliver emergency food aid to people in need.
Provide food aid on the MLK Day of Service and MLK Day of Service weekend and continue through the end of the grant period (September 30, 2021).
Raise $31,000 (if applying for a $10,000 grant) or $15,500 (if applying for a $5,000 grant) in in-kind or cash matching funds to support the project.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Received By Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.