Michigan Community Service Commission Provides Funding for MLK Day Volunteer Projects


LANSING, Michigan (WLNS) The Michigan Community Service Commission has announced that it will help support the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteer projects by offering grants ranging from $ 100 to $ 1,000. Up to $ 30,000 will be awarded for projects organized between January 8 and January 24, 2021.

“During the pandemic, we wanted to focus particularly on creating masks for children, thanking frontline workers and meeting the needs of communities,” said Michigan Community Service Commission executive director Ginna Holmes. “This is a great opportunity to inspire the Michiganders to serve in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.”

Grants will be awarded to organizations selecting one of three virtual grant application options, including:

  • Organize a “Keeping Children Safe MI Masks +” project
  • Implement a compassionate food donation project for frontline workers
  • Design a project that meets a community need

Last year on MLK Day, the Michigan Community Service Commission hired more than 4,400 volunteers who served more than 15,000 hours to benefit Michigan communities.

The application deadline is December 18, 2020. For the full description of the grant opportunity and to apply, please visit: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336- 94421_95498_95502-546286–, 00 .html