The Corporation for National and Community Service offers funding for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2012. The funds support organizations that bring communities together through volunteering and civic engagement. In order to qualify for the funding, grantees must choose a subgrant that focuses on one of the six CNCS Strategic areas, including education. The deadline for this is July 21, 2011.
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’" -– Martin Luther King, Jr.
CNCS is that nations largest grantmaker for service and volunteering. It plays a critical role in increasing America’s reach and impact of volunteers in addressing community challenges. Last year, CNCS engaged an estimated 5.5 million Americans in service.