R&S Project Grants

Get Funding to Turn Your Ideas into Reality!

We want to support the incredible work that you are doing in your community.

Young people, educators, individuals, and group leaders based in the U.S. are invited to apply for a $250 R&S Project Grant to start, support, or celebrate their community-action project! The Spring 2024 application opens in early March.

Who can apply?

Youth, educators, community groups/organizations, group leaders…any Roots & Shoots member who is interested in starting (or continuing) a community-action project to positively impact people, other animals, and/or the environment we all share.

To be eligible you must:

  • Reside in the United States.
  • Plan for your project to take place in the United States
  • Be a registered member of Roots & Shoots (It’s free! If you’re not already a member, register today).

Start planning your R&S project now

Roots & Shoots projects thrive when young people (individually or as a group) take the lead in choosing, planning, and implementing a project.

Successful Project Grant applications show how young people:


Apply for a Roots & Shoots Project Grant!

The application opens in early March 2024. Check back then to access the application.
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R&S Project Grants FAQ

  • R&S grants are typically awarded twice a year – in the Spring and Fall.

    Spring 2024 Grant Timeline
    Application opens – Early March 2024
    Application deadline – Early April 2024
    Notification of award – Early May 2024
    Grant awards distributed – By end of May 2024
    R&S project activities – June-December 2024
    Grant report due – December 30, 2024

    Roots & Shoots USA anticipates launching our Spring grant cycle in early March 2024. Grants awarded in two categories (R&S Project Grants and R&S Group Expansion Grants) will support R&S activities taking place June-December 2024.

  • As a Roots & Shoots grant awardee, you are obliged to:
    • Register as a member of Roots & Shoots (it’s free!)
    • Spend the grant funds only on items benefiting your Roots & Shoots project.
    • Submit your grant report by the specified due date.
    • Create AND update a project profile on the Roots & Shoots website.
    • Spend your grant funding before your award debit card expires.
    • Participate in program surveys for the continued growth of the program.

  • Yes! If you are a Roots & Shoots USA grant recipient, we may reach out to you with a survey for each of your group members to fill out. This anonymous survey helps us improve our program to better support young people making a difference in
    their communities.

  • Roots & Shoots USA renamed our mini-grant program to R&S Project Grants. Just like the mini-grant program, R&S Project Grants are $250 grants awarded to Roots & Shoots members based in the USA to support changemaking projects in their communities.

  • As a R&S awardee, you are asked to submit a grant report to tell us about your project’s impact. Grant recipients who do not submit a grant report risk their eligibility for future funding from Roots & Shoots USA.

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