Disney Friends for Change Grants

Deadline: July 15, 2010

The Walt Disney Company and Youth Service America are inviting applications for this year’s second round of Disney Friends for Change Grants, which fund youth-led fall service projects that focus on making environmentally friendly changes and engaging youth between the ages of 5 and 18 as leaders in their community. The goal of the grant program is to inspire children to join their friends and families, schools, and communities to address critical environmental needs as “friends for change” at the local, national, and/or global levels.

The program will award seventy-five grants of $500 each to youth-led service initiatives around the world that demonstrate youth leadership and a commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. Eligible applicants will be asked to implement their projects between September and November and to connect their projects to International Coastal Cleanup Day or National Public Lands Day, both on September 25, or on other environmentally-focused days of service.

The grant program is open to schools, organizations, and individuals planning service projects. Applications submitted by younger children (ages 5 to 14) are especially welcome. YSA will host webinars on June 29 and July 6, 2010, for potential applicants to learn more about the application process. Visit the YSA Web site for further information.

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Disney Friends for Change Grants