Grants Funded in 2015

We provide micro grants for social change projects worldwide. These are the projects we funded in 2015.

Elizabeth Roesler, The Heart of Lubbock Community Garden

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2016-06-16T11:17:06+00:00

Partnered with Lubbock United Neighborhood Association, The Heart of Lubbock Community Garden was founded by Elizabeth Roesler in October 2013. The project was strategically placed on the corner of 21st Street and Avenue X in order to best serve the needs of the residents living in the Heart of Lubbock [...]

Krisha Coppedge and James Coppedge, Youth Environmentalists

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2016-12-11T19:25:30+00:00

The Youth Environmentalists project was spearheaded by Dr. Krisha Coppedge, and her dynamic team. They implemented the idea of agriculture and community gardening upon the A.S.I.R. participating student requests. This project was started to bring the students desired passion for hands on agricultural activities to life. It has become a [...]

Tobias Ayugi, Maize Farming to Feeding Program

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2016-12-11T19:25:45+00:00

Tobias Ayugi brings balanced meals to 124 orphans and vulnerable children in Kisumu, Kenya through the Maize Farming to Feeding Program. This project provides children with nutritional and substantial meals through the establishment of a three-acre maize farm.  Ultimately, Tobias and his co-leaders, Selline Atieno and Daniel Ayieko, strive to [...]

Dennis Owino Osiolo, Kisumu Smart Sales Force Project

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2016-06-13T14:09:59+00:00

Youth in Kenya are 35% of the population, yet make up 67% of the unemployed. Kisumu Smart Sales Force Project, created by Dennis Owino Osiolo, offers sales training to forty youth and link them to local companies where they have the opportunity to earn a living. Dennis will provide training [...]

Anthony Mwangi, Millennium Community Development Initiatives

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2016-12-11T19:25:45+00:00

Millennium Community Development Initiatives, MCDI, is a local membership organization based out of Karinde, Kenya that works in bringing awareness to the community regarding the utilization of natural resources to alleviate poverty. The group came together after realizing that poor management of natural resources is a main factor of poor [...]

Mebbo Okweny, Ferro Water Cistern for Kadakolene Primary School

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2016-12-11T19:25:45+00:00

According to the World Health Organization, the second leading cause of death in children under five years is attributed to dehydration, a cause that is both preventable and treatable. Dehydration, caused by diarrheal disease can be prevented through safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene. For infant children in [...]

Jacob Oroma, Group Agricultural Farming

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2016-12-11T19:25:45+00:00

For twenty-three years, the people of Northern Uganda experienced civil unrest, causing the community to relocate to Internally Displaced People’s Camps for safety. These camps often not only a sense of security but furthermore free food amongst other relief aid. Remaining in these camps for extended periods of time created [...]

Laura Musimbi, Bamboo Trees for Soil Erosion, Soil Toxicity Mitigation and Industry

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2016-12-11T19:25:45+00:00

Just north of the Equator in Western Kenya lies Kakamega, the country’s third largest city and a port that sits on the eastern shores of Lake Victoria. Here works Laura Musimbi on her Bamboo Trees for Soil Erosion, Soil Toxicity Mitigation and Industry project. In the 1990s it is believed [...]

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