Service Year Alliance Celebrates the Successful Community Challenge Grant Match of our Four Awardees
With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Service Year Alliance awarded four $25,000 grants in November 2021 to communities using national service to address local needs. The goal of these grants was to help new and existing community collaboratives develop sustainable local funding as they use national service as a strategy to address local needs. The communities had until April 1, 2022, to attract this 1:1 match.
Six months later, we are excited to announce that all awardees have successfully secured their match. We are truly inspired by the communities that took on this challenge and leveraged the opportunity to approach new funders, strengthen past relationships, and bring new resources to support service year programs in their communities.
The match funding, in total, more than doubles the initial challenge grant from the Mott Foundation and brings six additional funders to the table who are investing in the power of place-based national service to strengthen communities. Because of this infusion of financial support, communities have the resources to fully execute their projects and provide better support to corps members and communities across the nation.