Project Funding Help

Putting your Personal Management merit badge to use!

Show me the money!

The National Eagle Scout Association would like to help you raise money for your Eagle Scout project.

So, we have partnered with RedBasket.org to offer a NO FEE crowdsourcing platform for Eagle Scout candidates to fundraise materials to complete their projects.

To learn more about the Redbasket.org process, you can read the application guide here.

Some quick facts about RedBasket.org:

  • Founded in 2012, this online fundraising website allows individuals to share their stories, recruit volunteers, and raise money for personal emergencies and community improvement projects.
  • RedBasket.org is graciously backed by WoodmenLife, a not for profit life insurance company, which covers all administrative and overhead expenses. This allows the website to operate 100% fee-free, so neither donors nor fundraiser have pay fees to use the service.
  • In fact, donors are able to receive a tax deduction for donations to Eagle Scout projects when using RedBasket.org.
  • Donors are able to receive a tax deduction for donations to Eagle Scout projects when using RedBasket.org
  • The National Eagle Scout Association created a pilot program with RedBasket.org in 2016 to become a Trusted Partner. Now, the program is nationwide and available for all Eagle Scout candidates. The Trusted Partner program allows fundraisers to be published faster due to previous verification through partner agencies.

RedBasket.org NESA Success Stories

Since becoming a Trusted Partner, Eagle Scout stories have raised more than $6,000 to improve their communities. Projects have included constructing park benches, raising flag poles, creating outdoor classrooms, and much more.

To see current Eagle Scout projects, go to redbasket.org/donate and search “Eagle Scout.”

Learn more at RedBasket.org

To find out more about RedBasket.org and the fundraising programs they offer, visit RedBasket.org.