Seed Grants for Social Change 2017-06-20T19:14:31+00:00

We Give Seed Grants to Social Change Leaders

We believe in the power of people. Every day, all over the world, ordinary citizens are doing extraordinary things to make their communities and their world a better place.

On January 1, 2013, we began making small grants, every single day of the year, to community change makers working on important social change issues, spreading compassion and kindness wherever they are. Some have gone on to win international awards, gain media attention, and scale their projects on a global level.

Our grantees are a testament to the unbreakable human spirit that is still alive and well all over the world.

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Today’s featured grantee


Rory Townsley, Fresh Food and Veggies for the Community of Imperial Beach

Fresh Food and Veggies Project for the Community of Imperial Beach was started by Rory Townsley and her husband Tim in the summer of 2017. Rory who grew up in Imperial Beach, California is a volunteer at the Imperial Beach Broken Loaf Food Pantry. This food bank provides food to the community of Imperial Beach and Coronado serving over 2,500 people a month. Most of the people who come to the food bank are senior citizens on very little income or no income [...]

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Leadership With a Listening Heart Led to My Transformation

Leadership and connecting with the community is valuable. We all have a place in our community, and it is up [...]

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