This Grant Application Period Closed on 11/08/2021                               

The Kansas Volunteer Commission is pleased to announce funds through AmeriCorps for organizations to host volunteer projects and service activities on or around MLK Day of Service. See funding highlights listed below:

The Kansas Volunteer Commission awarded $2,500 in mini-grant funding to the five following Kansas organizations:

  • Hands On K-State
  • Peace Connections
  • Rosedale Development Association
  • RSVP Four County Mental Health Center
  • United Way of Douglas County

The recipients will use funds to lead service activities or service learning projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in observation of MLK Day, this January!

ABOUT MLK DAY: Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the federal holiday as a national day of service and charged AmeriCorps, with leading this effort.

Celebrated on the 3rd Monday of the month, and known as "a day on, not a day off", the holiday empowers individuals, strengthens communities, creates solutions to social problems and moves everyone closer to Dr. King's vision of a beloved community.


  • Guidelines are available here
  • Grant period is from January 7th - January 23rd, 2022
  • For other questions, contact Elaine Rodriguez at