Seed Grants for Social Change 2018-04-13T14:26:59+00:00

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

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MVP360’s Leadership First Academy

MVP360's Leadership First Academy is designed to educate youth about essential life skills necessary for continued success and personal advancement. Through this project, inner city kids will be provided the tools that allow them to transition to become a productive member of society without relying on a big payday in sports or entertainment. Furthermore, this project is empowering youth on alternatives to becoming successful in life. Often times, low income and disadvantaged families lack the resources and education on how [...]

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