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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