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Mini-Grants Announcement

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the WDoR mini-grants! Eleven organizations from nine states will be receiving support this year for their WDoR events:

  • California: Families for Safe Streets San Diego
  • California: Fresno County Bicycle Coalition
  • Colorado: Denver Streets Partnership
  • Florida: Hollywood Hills High School – Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter
  • Florida: Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization
  • Minnesota: FSS advocate Julie Rissier
  • Nevada: “Road Equity Alliance Project” – part of the Transportation Research Center at the University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • New Jersey: Bike JC
  • Ohio: Columbus Friends and Families for Safe Streets
  • Oregon & SW Washington: The Street Trust supporting Families for Safe Streets
  • Pennsylvania: The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia & Greater Philadelphia Families for Safe Streets

Their WDoR events range from candlelight vigils to school assemblies and memorial bike rides. Each one is very thoughtful and creative. For example, one organization is recognizing the toll that traffic violence disproportionately has on the unhoused population in their community by using sleeping bags to represent those killed and then donating the bags to a local homeless services organization. The calls for change also vary from automated enforcement to lower speed limits to roadway design. 

The Vision Zero Network, Families for Safe Streets, It Could Be Me and the Road to Zero Coalition are honored to support the work to Remember, Support & Act in these elevent communities and the many dozens of others marking World Day of Remembrance this year. Together, we will raise our voices to end this crisis on our roadways.

Mini-Grants Overview

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer a limited number of small grants for organizations from across the country planning World Day of Remembrance activities, thanks to the generous support of It Could Be Me Foundation and Families for Safe Streets.

Please read the details below to learn more about this opportunity and the criteria for receiving a mini-grant.

The completed mini-grant application (see the below) must be received by September 29th. Awardees will be notified by October 6th.

What is this funding for (and not for)?

Mini-grants are intended to offset World Day of Remembrance expenses. Funding is intended to be used directly for World Day of Remembrance events, large and small.

Examples of types of events/ways funding might be used:

  • Design & printing: This includes things like event posters, banners, memorial silhouettes, fliers, event programs, t-shirts, and other collateral to help promote your World Day of Remembrance and share your message at the event
  • Location and sound permits. Many venues like City Hall or other official buildings, city parks, or private event spaces require permits for the location and for a sound system if you are using this
  • Materials used to commemorate those lost or severely injured due to traffic violence, for example: flowers, LED votives
  • Event supplies, e.g. sound system rental, sign easels, material for interactive art projects, murals, etc.
  • Event photographer
  • Other related “OTPS” expenses


Funding is not intended for:

  • Government entities or campaigns
  • Compensating event volunteer, speakers, or staff
  • Your organization’s work outside of World Day of Remembrance


Priority will be given to:

  • Newer participants
  • Lower-income communities
  • Events including particular advocacy focuses

Funding amounts

Mini-grants will range from $50-$500.

Requirements for those who receive a mini-grant

Before your event

  • Attend monthly World Day of Remembrance planning meetings and be prepared to share your event progress as well as questions or problems we can help with
  • Be ready to share your policy or media goals w/ national WDoR organizing team
  • Share event social media, hashtags, and/or website if applicable


Following your event – within 1 week

  • Share itemized receipts of materials purchased
  • Share photographs, media coverage if your event was picked up, from the event
  • Provide a brief (1-2 paragraph) written overview of the event including number of attendees, notable attendees, advocacy actions if applicable
  • Complete our post-event feedback survey

For more information please contact