Raleigh – Grants of up to $700 each are available from the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission to non-profit organizations serving K-12 youth to help fund a field trip to the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. The application deadline is April 16 and travel must be completed by June 30.
“A visit to this great memorial is an excellent way to promote the legacy of Dr. King’s work,” said John Campbell, Executive Director of the Human Relations Commission. “We want schoolchildren to have the opportunity to experience the emotional power of this national landmark and return home with a greater understanding of both the power of nonviolence and importance of embracing diversity.”
The MLK Commission is staffed by the Human Relations Commission of the N.C. Department of Administration. Grants will be awarded to entities located within seven regions to ensure statewide distribution of funds.
Interested non-profits should use the application form on the Human Relations Commission website. Applicants are encouraged to the use the checklist to ensure that applications are complete. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 16 and awards will be announced by April 20. If you have questions, call the Human Relations Commission at 919-807-4420.