Project Roots & Shoots: Mini-grants

Seed Funding
November 20, 2016 Shawn Sweeney
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Investing in Good Projects That Do Good

Since 2014, the Roots & Shoots mini-grant program has awarded over 500 grants to Roots & Shoots groups in the United States. Mini-grants range from $200-$400 each. Groups are guided by the Roots & Shoots 4 step model to create youth-led service learning campaigns. Once they have chosen a campaign idea, members of all ages are encouraged to apply. Groups use the funds to help implement their projects and celebrate their accomplishments. Mini-grant reports are due in the spring of each year.

Over 16,000 young people have benefitted from the program so far. In 2016, Roots & Shoots began offering additional support for groups in Title 1 schools located in Los Angeles County, Colorado, and New York City.

Photo credits on this page, top to bottom and left to right: Karin Dietrich

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