-  This Application Period Opens 10/09/2023 -

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" 

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of  AmeriCorps' national call to service initiative. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a beloved community. 

These mini-grants offer eligible entities grant funding to recruit and engage volunteers in meaningful service activities or deliver a service-learning activity related to Dr. King. A service-learning activity is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. Preference will be given to applicants who engage one other community partner in the event's planning, collaboration, or execution. Service activities should engage a minimum of 10 volunteers, and paid staff may not count as volunteers.


  • Barton County Community College - Volunteers in Action of Central KS
  • Cross-Lines Community Outreach
  • RSVP Four County Mental Health
  • HandsOn Kansas State
  • Lawrence Public Library
  • Peace Connections
  • Rosedale Development Association

For planning purposes, prior-year guidelines and application materials can be provided upon request. Please email



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