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
Sara Trail is the founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA), a critical education program that uses participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. This summer, SJSA will offer a free summer academy for high school students in the Bay Area to support youth in becoming civically engaged artists as they are challenged to tackle current social issues in their community that directly affect their lives. SJSA hopes students will finish this summer as conscious artivists [...]
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