Seed Grants for Social Change 2017-05-20T16:49:22+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.

Today’s featured grantee


Dennis Akagha, Project Adimu

Founded by Dennis Akagha and Chinasa Imo, JustCare Development Initiative is creating an HIV-free future through entrepreneurship and programs and by discouraging stigma and discrimination among young people living with HIV/AIDS. Young people living with HIV are finding it especially hard to access employment, even though they have the necessary competencies and skills. They are often denied employment if they are found to be HIV-positive; hence, Project ‘Adima’ is a craft-work vocational skill training for youths (18-35) living with HIV/AIDS in Isolo Community [...]

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The Stories Behind the Grants

  • selene_gonzales

Money Can Break Down Walls in Philanthropy

I am an environmentalist and Mexican-American with dual citizenship, and in 2012 I relocated back to my native Mexico. There [...]

  • Chris McGilvery

Leadership With a Listening Heart Led to My Transformation

Leadership and connecting with the community is valuable. We all have a place in our community, and it is up [...]

  • Susan Silber headshot

Reflections on Community Grantmaking as a TPP Fellow

I must have received messages about the first announcements about the Pollination Project from about a dozen people. As a [...]