Grants Funded in 2017

We provide micro grants for social change projects worldwide. These are the projects we funded in 2017.

Crystal Martin, First 2 Finish

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Long time counselor and educator, Crystal Martin is the founder of First 2 Finish, an early college readiness program which makes investments in the academic, experiential, and social development of first generation students on the pathway to college. First 2 Finish endeavors to strengthen the social and economic fabric of [...]

Humble Mumbles



Humble Mumbles is an American podcast about Palestine, power, mythology, and narratives-within-narratives. Its name is an uncertain joke about the possibilities of humility, and the function of joking about it. While Humble Mumbles addresses a variety of topics, the main theme of each episode is a personal-political exploration of power [...]

David Baron, Clever Kids Foundation

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The Clever Kids Foundation is a Baltimore, MD based nonprofit whose mission is to engage and support the creativity and exploration of innovative ideas amongst elementary-aged students. Through educational workshops, public services events and mini-grant opportunities, it provides students the opportunity to enhance their creativity, confidence, and critical thinking skills, while [...]

Stacia A. Miller, SSAMAC (Sailor, Soldier, Airman and Marine Access Center)

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John and Stacia Miller founded the Sailor, Soldier, Airman and Marine Access Center ( to provide legal, employment and social services to active-duty and retired military, veterans and their dependents. One of their most valuable social services is the provision of group support meetings for those that suffer from PTSD and [...]

Jamal Musah, Green Project

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The Green Project has been initiated by the Ghana Youth Climate Coalition (an NGO to mobilize, educate, inspire and empower youth to become agents of change and also advocate on climate change and environmental related issues of concern) under the leadership of Jamal Musah. The goal is to form green clubs [...]

Ann Gloria Njoki Nyawira, Able Hands

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Able Hands is a project of Deaf Outreach Program, which is a young disability organization that works toward promoting inclusion of persons with disability in development. This project will train 40 persons with disabilities on tailoring skills combined with entrepreneurship skill. After the training, the project's beneficiaries will be given ownership [...]

Caren Lanier, Project Backpack

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Founder and CEO, Bertha Hammett is a firm believer that each individual must be offered a basic opportunity to realize a life of self-sufficiency, and that this should include a second chance. Bertha realized early in her career that she was charged with coaching others to help themselves, and has [...]