Mini-Grants

Get Funding to Turn Your Ideas into Reality!

We want to support the incredible work that you are doing in your community.

U.S. educators, individuals, and group leaders are invited to apply for a $200 mini-grant to start, support, or celebrate their community-action project!

Who can apply?

Youth, educators, community groups/organizations, group leaders…any Roots & Shoots member who is interested in starting (or continuing) a community-action project to positively impact people, other animals, and/or the environment.

To be eligible you must:

  • Reside in the United States.
  • Be a registered member of Roots & Shoots (it’s free! If you’re not already a member, register today).
  • Submit the mini-grant application linked below.

Applications for Fall 2021 mini-grants are now closed. Stay tuned for more…

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Mini-Grant FAQ

  • Friday, May 14, 2021 Mini-Grant Round 1 applications close.
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Mini-Grant debit cards will be distributed to all round 1 recipients.
    Friday, September 17, 2021 Mini-Grant Round 2 applications close.
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Mini-Grant debit cards will be distributed to all round 2 recipients.
    Monday, December 10, 2021 Mini-Grant reports are due.

  • ● To spend your mini-grant funding before your debit card expires.
    ● To spend the grant only on items benefiting your Roots & Shoots project.
    ● To submit your mini-grant report by the specified due date.
    ● To create AND complete your project profile on the Roots & Shoots website.
    ● To participate in program surveys for the continued growth of the program.

  • Yes! If you are a Mini-Grant recipient, we will reach out to you with a participant survey for each of your group members to fill out. This anonymous survey helps us continually perfect our program to support young people making a difference in their community.

    As the Mini-Grant applicant, you are additionally required to submit your Mini-Grant report in November to tell us about your project impact. Recipients who do not complete their Mini-Grant report will not be eligible for any future funding.

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