The Congressional Award is a public private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
This first MLK Day award option is based on the qualities of the person nominated for the award. Drum Majors for Service are the helping hands who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment, but who seldom receive recognition. They are individuals within your organization who are service leaders in the community. With this option your Drum Major is eligible to receive a special PVSA certificate and letter from the President of the United States. Package cost is $3.75 plus shipping and handling.
This second MLK Day award option is based on the number of hours an individual serves over a 12 month period or over a lifetime. With this package, your Drum Major is eligible to receive the PVSA pin in Bronze, Silver, Gold or Lifetime depending on the numbers of hours served as described below, as well as a special PVSA certificate and a letter from the President of the United States. Package costs range from $2.00 to $4.75 each, depending on the items selected, plus shipping and handling.
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The Children’s Museum recognizes youth that make significant contributions and create important projects to benefit others. The Power of Children Awards (POCA) were created in 2005 to align with the mission of The Children’s Museum. The awards were inspired by the museum’s influential permanent exhibit, The Power of Children: Making a Difference, which features three extraordinary children who touched the world in unique ways: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.
All Program Related Grants
The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools.
Additional Grant Resources
An online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world. Providing access to a comprehensive online database of grantmakers, as well as other valuable tools, GrantStation can help your organization make smarter, better-informed fundraising decisions. www.grantstation.com
- Sign up to receive the weekly GrantStation Insider GrantStation.com and Youth Service America with news about new funding programs, upcoming deadlines, conferences, seminars, and more.
- Sign up to receive the monthly GrantStation Insider International edition from GrantStation.com and Youth Service America with information about a variety of resources for non-governmental (NGO) and nonprofit organizations working internationally.