Grants Funded in 2013

We provide micro grants for social change projects worldwide. These are the projects we funded in 2013.

Brayan Cruz, Native Seed Bank


Two-thirds of students at the University of California, Riverside lackfood security and the whole city experiences some degree of food poverty. After observing this need to increase accessibility of healthy foods, Brayan Cruz has started the Native Seed Bank project to preserve and conserve seeds in the region to promote the [...]

Marilyn McHugh, The Hummingbird Project (2013 Impact Grant)


The Hummingbird Project was inspired by the belief that a coalition of individuals, each working for positive change, can have a great impact on the world. Founded by Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, they focus on cultivating a living soil, growing healthy food and capturing renewable energy. In 2013, they [...]

Vasanthi Kumar, Compassionate Classrooms (2013 Impact Grant)


Vasanthi Kumar's mission is to introduce humane education lessons into school textbooks and teachers’ manuals that are published by the Educational Boards across India. She explains, “Compassionate Classrooms” was a project that I from STRAW India (Stray Relief and Animal Welfare) embarked upon, on receiving a grant of $1000 from [...]

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