As we approach the end of the year, your role as a donor can be more than just a transaction – your donation to The Congressional Award is a commitment to sparking change and nurturing untapped potential among our nation’s youth. As you consider where to direct your generosity, envision the impact that resonates beyond mere contributions.

The Congressional Award Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that continues to bring worth to youth and the communities they serve because of supporters like YOU. This day will support the programming that benefits more than 50,000 young Americans every year. Your participation strengthens our mission and provides avenues for success to youth both in your community and across the nation.

When you donate to the Congressional Award Foundation, you’re not just covering registration fees; you’re removing financial hurdles for participants who aspire to join our transformative programs. Your support breathes life into crucial initiatives spanning financial literacy, entrepreneurship, inter-generational connections, global sustainability, food insecurity, STEM, mental health, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and so much more. Check out some of the initiatives your donation will fuel below:

Goal Progress - Help us get to $15,000!

Your commitment does not go unnoticed. As a cherished donor, those who give to this campaign will receive thank you gifts for their support. Check out the limited edition merch we’re offering below! Please note that some items have multiple color/design options – click each item below for more details.



Tote Bag

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Holiday Socks


2024 Desk Calendar






Holiday Sweater


Donors who give $50 will receive a Congressional Award holiday ornament + their choice of a calendar, socks, or tote bag.

Donors who give $100 will receive a Congressional Award ornament + their choice of a calendar, socks, or tote bag, + their choice of a mug or blanket.

Donors who give $150 will receive a Congressional Award holiday ornament, mug, blanket, and socks OR the exclusive Congressional Award holiday sweater.

I’ve learned how to be organized and disciplined. I fed the homeless, learned filmmaking, planned a an international trip, and studied the principles of meditation. Although at times my experience was challenging and time consuming, I persevered. I have gained confidence and feel good that I have been able to set goals and accomplish them.


In earning my Congressional Award medals, I learned and grew from all my experiences working with my community. It may have been a long and tough journey at times, but I am grateful to have had this experience that makes me want to create positive change.


By participating in the Congressional Award I have accomplished so much more than I ever thought possible… I feel a great sense of happiness knowing that by doing this award I was able to help other people as well.


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Your voice makes a difference. 56% of donors say they gave to a cause because a friend asked them.

Check out what your support funded in the last year – help us get these numbers up even more in 2024!