COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Difference Maker Fund

Your cause. Your enthusiasm. Our funds.

Our Difference Maker Fund is designed to support your individual efforts to improve your community.
You can apply to receive financial assistance for a volunteer project you are leading in your community.

Program details

Royal Neighbors is reaching out to members who have a vision to help their community and want to make a difference through volunteerism. 


  • This program is for members of Royal Neighbors of America. Not a member? Become one today.
  • Members can apply anytime for this program; approval is typically granted within 2 weeks of submission
  • Members are encouraged to apply at least 60 days before the project
  • Royal Neighbors will send you a project kit with materials, T-shirts, and more prior to your volunteer project
  • Participants are required to track the number of volunteer hours generated for the project and submit a post-project report 10 days after the project is completed
  • Members are encouraged to form volunteer teams of friends, family, and people in their community to help with the project
  • Team members do not have to be Royal Neighbors members to participate
  • All Royal Neighbors members are eligible to apply for one $200 grant per year
  • Funds will be awarded at the sole discretion of Royal Neighbors
  • Funds cannot be used as a direct monetary contribution to an organization, nor can multiple members apply to receive a grant for the same project during the same year
  • Funds must be used within the calendar year awarded unless prior approval was received from the Home Office

General guidelines

Projects can be a fund-raiser, service activity, or educational event. The focus is to improve your community through volunteerism. For example, you can host a project that:

  • Supports a grassroots cause that makes a positive social impact in your community
  • Supports a charitable cause that specifically helps women or girls
  • Provides leadership, development, or financial literacy opportunities for women, girls, or other community groups

View projects conducted by other members


An added BONUS!

Your project cause/organization could receive $500! Here’s how:

  • Complete your post-project report within 10 days of the conclusion of your project
  • Submit digital photos of your project

Complete the two easy steps above and your project will be entered into our quarterly contest where you will have an opportunity to win $500 for the cause supported by your project. Royal Neighbors randomly selects one project from the pool of qualified quarterly contest entries.

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