Grant Opportunities for Youth

The Project Pay It Forward program is available for youth in grades 6-12, with grant opportunities to support youth paying it forward. Our program focuses on at-risk and disadvantaged youth for grant opportunities.

Why do we focus on at-risk and disadvantaged youth? According to the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, disadvantaged youth are less likely to volunteer than their peers. Sadly, only 10 percent of disadvantaged youth believe that they can make a big difference in their community, and 41 percent think they make a "little, almost none, or no difference at all". By encouraging disadvantaged youth to volunteer, we will help them improve their self-esteem and gain a sense of community.

Grant opportunities are provided to students and educators, after-school programs and youth organizations.