Seed Grants for Social Change 2017-12-29T14:32:30+00:00


We give small startup grants to some of the most ambitious, creative community changemakers in the world.

Our grantees have taken small donations of $1000, and turned it into successful, growing programs that promote human rights, advocate for animals, protect the environment, and build global movements for change.

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Every dollar you give goes straight into the hands of inspiring, hard working community leaders all over the world. No overhead. No expenses taken off the top.

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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


Sally Maforchi Mboumien – My Sister My Friend

“My Sister My Friend Project” aims to provide sexual and reproductive education and training support to girls within rural communities of Cameroon. Through this project, girls are provided an opportunity to learn how to advocate for themselves and develop advocacy skills to be peer educators.

Learn about our special programs

CA Youth Rising
East Africa Hub
Youth Rising Program
Global Animal Advocacy Program
Youth Environmental Hub

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