The most important charitable day of the year is Giving Tuesday. You will hear from many worthy organizations and causes and we hope you consider supporting Congressional Award youth.
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 locally and provides avenues for success to youth in your community and across the nation.


We’re the United States Congress’ award program for young Americans. Our program fosters citizenship in youth ages 14 – 24 by encouraging personal goal-setting and community service.

The tenets of our program are Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.

This unique public-private partnership does not receive any federal funding but relies on private donations from supporters like you. Whether it’s a one-time or recurring monthly gift, a contribution of $25 or $5,000, your donation ensures the continuation of this important youth development program for years to come.

The Congressional Award is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are fully tax deductible. Receipts are provided upon payment.

We have reached our $10,000 goal thanks to the generosity of individual donors across the nation!

THANK YOU for your support this Giving Tuesday! We have reached our $10,000 goal thanks to the generosity of individual donors – the impact of contributions from participants, alumni, parents, adult mentors, program partners, and friends of the program today will benefit youth development programming for over 50,000 young people from coast to coast.

A group of leadership donors has matched every donation, dollar for dollar, to help us reach our goal!

Still want to help make an impact in the lives of youth leaders?


Donors who give to this campaign will receive thank you gifts for their support while supplies last.

You can also give your time, voice, and efforts by sharing our campaign with family, friends, and colleagues.

Highlight the impact The Congressional Award has made on you or the life of a young person you know! Use our GT Toolkit below for ideas, templates, and prompts. Check out the Facebook Fundraising packet to start your own Facebook fundraiser and enter yourself for the grand prize bundle!


This year, we asked our Gold Medalists to tell us, in one word, the biggest change that they see in themselves as a result of participating in The Congressional Award program. By supporting us this Giving Tuesday, you’ll help even more young people see these changes within themselves.