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Lead2Feed Challenge

Prizes to USA Student and Youth Teams to Work
with a Nonprofit Organization on a Service Project

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Foundation / Corporation

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Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning - Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

Deadline Date:

05/31/19 11:59 PM ET


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Prizes to USA student and youth teams that partner with a nonprofit organization on a service project. Entries are accepted from student teams in grades 6-12, or students ages 11-18 who are members of local service organizations and clubs. Each team must have at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult supervisor.

Lead2Feed is a leadership program where students identify and use their leadership skills by doing a service project. The fully prepared lesson plans will take you through the steps of leadership and service. All resources are available to registered members for free.

Students select their project, partner with a Qualified Organization (charity or school) and compete for a chance to win grants for their Qualified Organization. The prizes shall be provided by the Sponsor to each winning Qualified Organization.

Entries are to be submitted by a team of students in grades 6-12 or students between the ages of 11 – 18 who are members of a local club or service organization (e.g. Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts) (a “Team”). Each Team must be composed of least three (3) students with a sponsoring classroom teacher or club members with an adult adviser. There is no limit to the size of the Team. Each Team may submit only one (1) entry. Each Team will create and execute a service learning project for the benefit of a Qualified Organization (defined below) by (i) setting a goal that attempts to solve a local, state-wide or national problem or need (i.e., help an existing charity or create a project in its school or community locally or nationally), (ii) developing an action plan to achieve the goal and (iii) demonstrating leadership in connection with the project. All submissions must be entered by either the teacher or adult adviser completing the submission form.

To enter your team’s project into the Lead2Feed Challenge you will partner with a local charity or public organization. This certifies that they are a US registered qualifying organization and can accept a grant if your team wins. Many 501c3 organizations do work globally so where you serve is not limited to the US. Your school, if it is a public organization may also qualify. Many school districts and private schools have a public foundation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180684

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Number of Grants:

For each Challenge deadline, there will be: one (1) – five (5) First Place Winning Teams, and up to Thirty (30) Second Place Winning Teams, The number of Winning Teams is dependent on the number of eligible entries received and the results of the judging.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The following prizes will be awarded to each Qualified Organization that the winning Team supported as part of its Contest entry. The prizes will be awarded as follows: First Place - $10,000; Second Place - $500. The prizes shall be provided by the Sponsor to each winning Qualified Organization.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Lead2Feed Challenge is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are full-time students in grades 6-12 of a public, private or charter school and students between the ages of 11 -18 who are members of a local club or service organization (e.g. Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts).

Students must apply in teams of 3 or more students with an adult teacher or club advisor.

The Qualified Organization must be an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity under Section 509 of the Internal Revenue Code) or described in Section 4945(d)(4)(A)(i) of the Code (a “Qualified Organization”).

Pre-Application Information:

The Contest entry period will begin on September 1, 2018 at 8 a.m. (E.T.) and end on May 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (E.T.). For the 2018-19 year there will be two Challenge Deadlines: February 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019. Entries received on or before February 1, 2019 will be judged in the first round. Entries received between February 2, 2019 and May 31, 2019 will be judged in the second round.

Winning Teams of the Lead2Feed Challenge will be notified by March 15, 2019 for entries received by February 1, 2019 and notified by June 30, 2019 for entries received between February 2, 2019 and May 31, 2019.

Teachers and youth club advisers can for access to all member materials by filling out the Lead2Feed Registration form. If you are a student, you can register too! You will still need to have a teacher or adviser submit your entry to the Lead2Feed Challenge.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For support or questions email to

Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning
Attn: Lead2Feed
PO Box 4144
Broadlands, VA 20148
802- 532-3233

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