Microgrant Program

Putting our money where the youth are.

Youth have great ideas.

Seed funding and encouragement are all that are needed for those great ideas to become reality.

Youth empowerment delivered to date via microgrant funds:
$ 286,246


If you submitted a microgrant application between July and September of 2023, please note that you will need to reapply in order to be considered for the Winter grant cycle. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to Noemi Cruz-Cruz at noemi@karmaforcara.org.

The K4C Microgrant Program is the bridge between ideas and action. By providing microgrants in varying amounts up to $1,000, K4C helps young citizen leaders execute and magnify their initiatives to help repair our world. Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities throughout the United States. Whether you plan to turn a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuild a school playground or help senior citizens ready their homes for the winter, we want to hear what project you’re passionate about. We fund microgrant applications supporting a wide variety of projects and events; evidence of your creativity and ingenuity only serves to fuel the likelihood that your application will be successfully funded. Microgrants are awarded four times a year. See our application page for details, requirements, and deadlines.

If you encounter any technical difficulties while applying for a microgrant, please reach out to Noemi Cruz-Cruz at noemi@karmaforcara.org.


Featured Recipients

Read about more recipients on our news page.

“Family Volunteer Day provided us the opportunity to help others in our community, foster new relationships to work together, teach families about nutrition, get outside, and enjoy a cook out.”
Casey Sokolovic, 17 , Love a Sea Turtle

With the help of a Karma for Cara microgrant, Casey was able to fund volunteers’ efforts to build a safe nature trail complete with benches for her local Boys & Girls Club.


“I learned how to be a kind leader, how to build a plan, and how to organize tasks.”
Jarod Heuer, 15 , Cause for Paws


Microgrant recipient Jarod relocated and renovated an animal shelter as part of his Eagle Scout project.


Recipients Map