The Karma for Cara Foundation invites kids 18 and under to apply for funds to complete service projects in their communities.
Individuals, classes and student groups can apply for funds between $250 and $1,000. The purpose of the grant program, which launched in 2014, is to promote youth volunteerism.
Examples of fundable projects include but are not limited to turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter. Proposed microgrant projects should involve more than just purchasing items and donating them, such as transforming items that are purchased into something else that can be used in a variety of ways or bringing students together to pack, organize and make something out of what was purchased.
Microgrants are awarded four times a year. The next application deadline is April 1. Recipients are notified within 6 weeks of the application due date.
Detailed program guidelines, along with featured projects and application instructions are available on the Karma for Cara Foundation website.