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
Journey Beyond is a non-profit organization based in Maryland that serves promising youth with limited financial resources in Southern Maryland and Baltimore City. The organization envisions a generation of youth empowered to take stake in the global economy and community no matter their background or zip code. The mission of Journey Beyond is to eliminate generational poverty by teaching global competence. The organization was founded by Angelica Jackson-Thomas, who, when studying social enterprise in Bangladesh, quickly learned that global perspective [...]
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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 [...]