Seed Grants for Social Change 2017-09-30T20:52:26+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

2017-11-15T10:14:43+00:00

The Asylum Seeker Assistance Project – Common Ties

The Asylum Seeker Assistance Project (ASAP) is the first and only nonprofit dedicated to serving the estimated 25,000 asylum seekers living in the Washington D.C. Metro region. An asylum seeker is a person who applies for refugee status after they enter the U.S. Founded in 2016 by Joan Hodges-Wu, LGSW, ASAP's vision is to build a scalable safety net to ensure that all persons fleeing persecution are given a chance to contribute to their new community and reach their full [...]

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The Stories Behind the Grants

  • Ari Meditation retreat

Cultivating the Longer View by Focusing on the Present Moment

I’ve rolled my eyes at the idea of being happy. With so much suffering on this earth, shouldn’t we be more concerned about leading lives that are meaningful and that contribute to the greater good than leading lives that are happy?

  • selene_gonzales

Money Can Break Down Walls in Philanthropy

I am an environmentalist and Mexican-American with dual citizenship, and in 2012 I relocated back to my native Mexico. There [...]

  • Chris McGilvery

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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