What is the Aftermath Why We Serve Grant?
We are surrounded by heroes – law enforcement officers and first responders who risk their lives to keep our communities safe. But that’s not all. These Local Heroes often go above and beyond the call of duty to further connect with their communities through worthwhile causes like mentoring kids, feeding the homeless, and other community-building initiatives.
Their generosity and accomplishments aren’t always noticed, but the Aftermath is bringing recognition to these Local Heroes through the Why We Serve Grant. This initiative is our way of showing appreciation for the officers and first responders who are making a significant difference in the communities they serve.
The Aftermath Why We Serve Grant awards seven service grants totaling $15,000 to the organization, cause, or charity of the officer’s choice.
when is the grant?
The 2019 Aftermath Why We Serve Grant will begin accepting applications on July 8, 2019. See below for important dates to get your Local Hero involved!
- July 8: Grant Application Opens
- July 22: Deadline for Applications
- July 25: Finalists Announced
- July 25-August 4: Voting Period
- August 6: Winners Announced
Who can apply?
- Law enforcement and first responders: tell us how you would use the grant to better serve a cause, community initiative, or charity.
- Local citizens, community members, and charitable organizations: nominate an officer or first responder and share with us how their generosity and commitment has made an impact in your community or organization.
How can I apply?
When the Aftermath Why We Serve Grant officially opens, a link will be made available to take you to the official Grant page. From there, you will be able to:
- Submit an essay with accompanying photos or a 3-minute video that clearly showcases how you or your Local Hero give back to the community, organization, or charity, and how you or your Local Hero will use the Why We Serve grant for the betterment of the community.
- From the applications, 15 finalists will be decided and communities across the country will have the final vote to determine the final Why We Serve grant recipients.