Community Heroes

We Promote Social Impact

We are committed to improving social good by helping individuals, groups, and organizations that share this mission. This $1,000 opportunity is for those of you who are out there, on the ground, doing the hard work, reaching those in need, and changing the world around you in positive and meaningful way.

Who is eligible?

Community heroes are regular people, groups, organizations, or businesses that are contributing to social good in a positive and measurable way. * Applicants must be a Discovery or Discovery Plus Members to apply.

What we fund?

We fund start-ups and existing programs/projects that further social good. Tell us how you are promoting social good and how we can help!

How to apply?

The application is simple and can be completed in under 10 minutes. Tell us about your organization and what you do that makes you a Community Hero.

Frequently Asked Questions

Both! Grants are given to help community heroes fund a program or charitable event. Must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to receive a grant. Sponsorships are offered to help you fund a program or event while also promoting the Community Heroes Program as your sponsor. You do not have to be a nonprofit to apply for sponsorship cash.

Heroes Sponsorships

We award up to $1,000 cash to sponsor (or fund) a program, project, or event that helps you promote social good while also promoting the “Community Heroes” program in your network. Sponsorship awards may be used to fund budgetary line items such as equipment, websites, banners, printing, supplies, travel, IRS 501(c)(3) application fees, etc. 

Heroes Grants

We award grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations only.  Based on your request, grants may be unrestricted and used to further your charitable mission.

The Heroes Award is up to $1,000. Several awards may be given in. 

Applicants may also apply for a 1 year scholarship to the Community Heroes Academy. Be sure to check the box for this in the application.

You may apply for the Heroes Award one time per calendar year.

Only one person per business, organization, or team may apply for a Heroes Award in any single month.

The deadline to apply for the Heroes Award is November 16, 2022 at 12:00pm. 

Heroes Awards are given to advance programs, projects, events, or policies that further social good, which includes charitable programs.

We do not provide funding for:

  • Individuals, (experiencing hardship, illness, or in need of personal scholarships).
  • Political candidates, committees, or organizations.
  • Public service agencies such as police and fire departments.
  • Applicants that discriminate against people on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.

Ready to Apply?

Applications for the 2022 award are being accepted.

The deadline is November 16, 2022

Step 1: Join the Academy

Community Heroes is a social enterprise program of Dewlyn Nonprofit Services which was created in July 2020 to help small nonprofits position themselves for funding and sustainability. Members of the Academy have access to many benefits including the Heroes Award, On Demand training, Private LIVE Coaching Circles, free forms and templates, and so much more. Ready to grow your organization? Join today!

Use the discount code AWARD2022 to receive 10% off the first month of your Community Heroes Academy membership

Step 2: Complete your application

The application is simple and can be completed in under 10 minutes. Tell us about your organization and what you do that makes you a Community Hero.

Step 3: Sit back and relax

Hooray! The hard part is done! Time to wait for the award announcements. We will be sending out notifications in mid-December. In the meantime, be sure to take full advantage of all of the Community Heroes Academy benefits now that you are a member.

Previous Award Winners

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