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Grantee Stories

Art-making as Therapeutic Practice for Refugees

In the summer of 2019, a small group of volunteers began to notice an important need within the refugee community in Athens, Greece. Women and LGBTQIA+ migrants and asylum seekers needed a safe space where they could engage in creative expression. In such a space, art...

Motivating Environmental Awareness Through Sports in Panama

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch may be twice the size of Texas, NOAA. “I feel hope when I see people who are motivated to create a big change through their actions, people who don't just sit back and say, 'I can't do it.' People who want to know how they can make a...

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: The Minnesota Black Community Project

In some ways, the story of the Minnesota Black Community Project is a tale of two men named Walter Scott. Only one of them has had their story told.

A Voice for the Voiceless Creates Space for Wildlife to Flourish

At the age of seven, Jeremy Gregory wanted more than anything to save the harp seals and blue whales. With the support of his parents, he ventured around his neighborhood conducting his first fundraising efforts; however, they would not be his last. Having grown up in...

Tiffany Kirk: Building Community for the Formerly Incarcerated

Before she was a banker, Tiffany Kirk was an elementary school teacher. She never really stopped being an educator, but her classroom looks very different today. These days, Tiffany spends a lot of her free time teaching financial literacy in the community. Her work...

Tumbleweed Sanctuary: An Illustration of Love and Respect for All

Imagine driving along a four lane road when you suddenly come upon a dog standing in the middle of one of the lanes. Would you stop and help? When Andrea Johnson found herself in that exact situation, it wasn’t even a question as instantaneous thought gave way to...

Seventeen & Saving Lives: Sam Suchin Combats COVID-19 with 3D Printings

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, Sam Suchin knew he had to do something. “In the past few weeks, people all over the world have started to brainstorm creative solutions to keep people safe during the outbreak,” says Suchin. “Hope3D has joined the movement.” Enter Project Shield: a project which aims to crowdsource 3D printed face shields for healthcare workers.

Studio Kunukku – Woodblock Printing’s Revival

Last week’s Fashion Week in Rome featured pieces by a designer who used a nearly extinct craft to create her patterns. The designs were made with woodblock printing, a textile technique that was once at the core of Syrian culture. This collaboration was a huge feat...

It Takes a Village: Cecelia Rich

A long career in social work gave Cecelia Rich a firsthand perspective on the many issues her community was facing: homelessness, food insecurity, opioid addiction, and disconnection, just to name a few. Realizing that nourishing food is a need that connects us all,...

Cultivating Compassionate Agriculturists in India

Animal agriculture is responsible for 12% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, FAO. “When I see animals suffering, I can see the pain in their eyes and it hurts me to see animals suffering,” Aanchal Raturi, animal advocate.There are around 7,000 languages in the...