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2021 Hershey Heartwarming Project Action Grants

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We’re so excited you would like to make meaningful change in your local community through the Hershey Heartwarming Project Action Grant program!

We want to hear from you: how you plan to use the grant to create connection, support well-being and make your school or community more inclusive, kind, and empathetic. Whether hosting a virtual or in-person event, organizing a volunteer opportunity in your community, or running a campaign to share handwritten messages of kindness, simply tell us HOW you want to take action in your community - we want to help make it happen!

We are looking for your best ideas for focused on Creating Inclusive Communities; Supporting Authentic Connection & Belonging; Advancing Mental Well-Being and other Advocacy & Action projects that incorporate themes of connection, belonging, well-being, empathy & inclusion. Social distancing and virtual projects are welcome! More information about past winners’ projects is available at www.heartwarmingproject.com.

Grants will be awarded as follows: 1 grant per successful applicant/project idea in the amount of $250 USD.

Hershey Heartwarming Project Action Grant Criteria
Assessment of the grant will be based on:

  • Is your application complete?
  • How well does your project connect to the topic of creating inclusion, belonging, kindness, empathy, or connection?
  • Is your action plan clear and achievable?
  • How will you make an impact?

The Heartwarming Project Action Grants are meant to inspire and support youth to create meaningful and inclusive change in their local communities. We highly encourage all applications to be youth-led and focus on youth-driven projects. While we do accept applications from Educators, Adults, and community organizations these applications must be for youth-driven/youth-led initiatives with a strong focus on connection, inclusion, and well-being. Applications without a focus on youth-driven initiatives will not be accepted.


Please note – This grant application closes on December 31, 2021.
Grants will be awarded on a rolling monthly basis beginning after the application period has opened.
 
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(While we do accept applications from Educators, Adults and community organizations, priority will be given to applications  submitted by youth and youth-driven initiatives with a strong focus on connection, inclusion and progress) *This question is required.
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While we do accept applications from Educators, Adults and community organizations, priority will be given to applications  submitted by youth and youth-driven initiatives with a strong focus on connection, inclusion and progress. By clicking the box below you indicate this application form is for a youth-driven initiative. *This question is required.
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