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.

Mini-Grant Application

Apply to receive a spring or fall mini-grant by filling out this application! See deadlines in the FAQ below.
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Mini-Grant FAQ

  • Friday, April 1, 2022 Spring Mini-Grant Round applications close.
    Friday, April 29, 2022 Spring Mini-Grant debit cards distributed to all recipients.
    Friday, September 2, 2022 Fall Mini-Grant Round applications close.
    Friday, September 30, 2022 Fall Mini-Grant debit cards will be distributed to all recipients.
    Monday, October 31, 2022 Spring Mini-Grant Deadline for Final Reports or Extension Requests
    Friday, March 31, 2023 Fall Mini-Grant Deadline for Final Reports of Extension Requests
    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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