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Turn Your Passion into Action

As a member of Royal Neighbors, you can apply for a Difference Maker Fund grant once a year to make a positive social impact in your community. See completed projects by members like you below.

  • Adopt-A-Mile

    Caring for Mother Nature

    Difference Maker Fund
    Apr 1, 2021
    Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a volunteer project that helps our planet! From eco-friendly lifestyle changes to community clean-ups, your participation makes a difference and improves the environment for all of us.
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  • DMF Birdhouse Project

    Spring into Volunteering

    Difference Maker Fund
    Mar 12, 2021
    The sights and sounds of spring are popping up all around us here in the Midwest. The snow has melted giving way to fresh flower beds ready for flowers to pop through. With a new season brings many new opportunities to help others.
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    Making a Difference in a Pandemic

    Difference Maker Fund
    Feb 16, 2021
    Our current pandemic has not stopped Royal Neighbors members from impacting their community through volunteerism – they are just doing it a little differently – with a little help from our Difference Maker Fund.
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    4 Ways to Use DMF to Kick Off the New School Year

    Difference Maker Fund
    Aug 24, 2020
    It’s back-to-school time, and although that may look different now during a pandemic, there are still ways for you to make a difference in the lives of children and teachers in your community.
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    Make a Difference from Home

    Difference Maker Fund
    May 19, 2020
    Our members have upheld the Royal Neighbors tradition of serving communities for 125 years especially during times when our world and nation have been challenged by natural disasters, war, and pandemics.
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  • jeanbaker

    Collaboration with non-profit spreads warmth & joy

    Difference Maker Fund
    Mar 11, 2020
    Royal Neighbors Member Jean Baker has been an active member of her chapter in Hillsboro, Oregon for many years – which is fitting because volunteering is her hobby.
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  • lindsaykeltch

    Blown Away by Support

    Difference Maker Fund
    Feb 19, 2020
    Making a difference can be as simple as passing along a tissue. Royal Neighbors Member Lindsay Keltch decided to pass along hundreds to her local high school.
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    5 Ways to Use DMF This Holiday Season

    Difference Maker Fund
    Oct 14, 2019
    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be hard to think outside the list of gifts that need to be purchased, parties that need to be attended, and finding time to still enjoy this time of year.
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  • Little Free Library

    Little Free Library

    Difference Maker Fund
    Jul 29, 2019
    Elizabeth Spaunhorst and her grandson Wesley worked together to recruit 14 youth volunteers to build “Little Free Libraries” to share with their community.
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Member programs are provided at the discretion of Royal Neighbors of America, are not available in all states, and are subject to change without notice. They are not part of any insurance or annuity contract and are not guaranteed. Insurance or annuity products should not be purchased for eligibility or maintenance of nonguaranteed membership programs. These products should only be purchased if they meet the financial needs of the applicant. Member programs are available at no extra cost. Approval is not guaranteed. Supplies are limited.
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