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Serve Indiana is a voice for service and volunteerism in the state. Therefore, mini-grants are being offered to provide resources to coordinate Day of Service projects. The goal of this mini-grant program is to demonstrate the power of service as a solution to community needs. Serve Indiana encourages Day of Service projects that (1) demonstrate community connections and use of local resources, (2) build capacity of local national service programs through regional networking and co-planning of activities, and (3) increase member and volunteer understanding and commitment to national service and volunteerism. General Days of Service Mini-Grants are open to non-profits and AmeriCorps Programs. National Days of Service Mini-Grants are only open to AmeriCorps Programs.

Grant Amounts

Grants will be awarded based upon project needs. Grants will be awarded in sums of $500, $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000. The amount of the award will be determined based upon the strength of the application, the financial needs of the project, and evidence of collaboration among various organizations. All grant awards will be in the form of reimbursement. Organizations may request one of these grant amounts. Dollar-for-dollar matching is required for Serve Indiana Days of Service Mini-Grants.

*Note: Dollar-for-dollar matching is required for all mini-grants.

General Days of Service:

All external applicants will have to submit documents to be a state vendor, here is the link to do that. Those documents will need to be emailed to Link to documents for becoming a state vendor: Comptroller: Forms (

General Days of Service Mini-Grant applications

General Days of Service Mini-Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through 2024, or until funds run out. Applications are required to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the selected day of service for an organization. If the application is submitted less than 60 days before the selected day of service, the project will not be considered for mini-grant funding. Applications will be pulled from Survey Monkey as needed pending application submission.

General Days of Service Application Materials

National Days of Service (Programs Only):

Days of Service Descriptions:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service projects should honor Dr. King’s life example with projects that increase economic, environmental, educational, or other forms of equity and that meet an important immediate community need or helps to addresses systemic issues.  Application Deadline for MLK National Day of Service (January 20, 2025): Friday, November 8, 2024, by 5:00pm EST

9-11 National Day of Service & Remembrance: September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance projects should honor and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 their families, and those who rose in service in response to that tragedy as well as meet an important immediate community need or help to addresses systemic issues. Application Deadline for 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11, 2024): Friday, July 12, 2024, by 5:00pm EST

National Days of Service Application Materials

Please direct questions to Kirstyn Nohlechek at