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
Carrie Ruddick and John Amelchenko are the founders of New Art Syndicate (N.A.S.), a nonprofit collective whose mission is to advocate for engaging works of art, solicit intersectional conversation and seek useful ways to ally with communities. The N.A.S. Art Library is a month-long program for the community of Asbury Park, NJ—a city undergoing a rapid, but divided, redevelopment. The purpose of the program is to exist as an accessible, educational and creative space to make, interact and learn without concerns for age, [...]
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