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.
Today’s featured grantee
Growing Keiki, led by Raina Whiting, focuses on providing resources, materials and spaces for children in and outside of the classroom on rural Hawaii Island to learn and grow. This project works with community members, groups and outside organizations to provide meaningful place based and cultural experiences for children. Many of the opportunities include garden education, environmental based projects and a sense of place that goes beyond the traditional classroom setting and shares opportunities with children regardless of their socioeconomic [...]
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The Stories Behind the Grants
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?
Leadership and connecting with the community is valuable. We all have a place in our community, and it is up [...]