Sponsored by The Center for Disaster Philanthropy 

Introduction  

Points of Light and our Global Network are critical to rebuilding communities during times of need. Our affiliates are the ‘glue’ of what we call the invisible economy, the thousands of hours of volunteer work that so often provide the last mile of service delivery to our most vulnerable neighbors. 

Thanks to a grant of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Points of Light will be able to support affiliates that are running immediate needs response programs so they can expand their services and continue supporting their local communities.


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Are you ready to Doo Good in your community? We’re here to help! 

In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of the animated adventure "SCOOB!", Scooby-Doo has teamed up with generationOn, the youth and family division of Points of Light, to inspire, equip, and mobilize kids and families to create meaningful change in their communities. With the generous support of Warner Bros., generationOn is providing $1,000 grants to adult facilitators around the country to engage kids, ages 5-12, in a service project addressing issues related to the environment, hunger or animal welfare. 

In light of COVID-19, applications for virtual volunteer projects are welcomed and encouraged. To find virtual volunteering project ideas and resources, you can check out the Points of Light and generationOn websites.

Interested? Here's what you need to know. 

What do grantees receive?

  • $1,000 grant to implement a service project

What are the requirements?

Applicants must be: 

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Affiliated with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or a tax-exempt school. The grant funds will be given directly to the nonprofit or school. We are unable to give grants to individuals.

The project needs to:

  • Address an issue related to the environment, animal welfare, or hunger;
  • Engage youth between the ages of 5-12 in service, with adult facilitation and support;
  • Take place between April 15 and September 1, 2020.

If you receive a grant, you'll be required to:

  • Fill out some paperwork, so we are able to send the grant funds to your nonprofit or school;
  • Complete your project between April 15 and September 1, 2020;
  • Send us a post-grant report, including 3-5 photos from your project within two weeks of completing your project.

 Zoinks! Sounds great! What is the application process?

  • Applications must be submitted through this online form.
  • If you don't already have a Submittable account, you will need to create one, which takes approximately one minute. Please register using an email address that you check regularly, since we'll be sending updates on the status of your application. 
  • The application should take around 30 minutes to complete. You can save your application and finish it later by clicking Save Draft at the bottom of the page. 
  • When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Once you've submitted it, you won't be able to edit your application. 
  • The application period closes on May 15, 2020
  • Grantees will be notified in mid-May. Even if you aren't awarded a grant, we will still send you a notification letting you know. 

What are you looking for in an application?

Submissions are judged based on multiple criteria, but we do have a few tips:

  • The more details the better. You don't need to include every detail about your project, but we do want to know that you have a real plan. "We will organize a canned food drive on May 15 at Las Vegas High School and donate the food to Las Vegas Food Bank" is better than "We will organize a canned food drive."
  • Numbers, please. While not everything can be quantified, we do want to see some statistics and some concrete numbers when we read your application. "There are more than 25,000 animals in need of adoption in Seattle, so we're organizing an event to raise awareness of the importance of animal adoption. We expect to reach over 500 people," is better than "Many animals are in need of adoption, so we're organizing an awareness event."
  • Read your application over before submitting. We don't mind typos – we know you're busy and this isn't the Nobel Prize in Literature, anyway. But, there's a good chance that all that we know about you and your project is what you write in your application. Please take a moment to read over your application to make sure it's clear before you click submit.

Questions? Send the generationOn team an email at grants@generationon.org. We can't wait to receive your application. Together, there's no problem we can't solve!

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