Grants Funded in 2017

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

Joash Omondi Ombuya – RHEDSCAH (Reproductive Health Education Drugs and Substance Counseling & Adult Health)


Joash Omondi Ombuya is a professional nurse who grew up in Kanyamedha/ Kanyamony village and witnessed youths' lives being ruined by drug and substance abuse, girls dropping out of school due to early pregnancy or missed classes due to lack of sanitary towels during their menses, and the struggles of [...]

Spandhana – EMERGE – Eradication of Early Marriage and Restoring Girls Entity – Resource Center


“EMERGE – Eradication of Early Marriage & Restoring Girls’ Entity” is an initiative of SPANDHANA, which focuses on identifying survivors of child/early marriage & forced marriages who are deserted, divorced and separated and empower them by organizing and enabling them to continue education and build better career. The project also [...]

Julia Feliz Brueck, Sanctuary Publishers – Spreading Veganism & Raising Voices Through Books and Social Media


Founded in Spring of 2017 by vegan author, illustrator, and activist, Julia Feliz Brueck, Sanctuary Publishers is a vegan book publisher committed to raising the voices of the marginalized, and giving back through each book sold - we aren’t just a typical publisher. From books to social media activism, it [...]

Tricia Way, Kristi Polizzano, and Reem – The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program: The Gender of Crime, Prisons, and Reentry


Patricia Way, Kristi Polizzano, and Reem (an inside co-facilitator) have created an Inside-Out course--part of The international Prison Exchange Program--that brings undergraduate students from Temple University together with students from the Outside Service Unit at SCI-Graterford, a men's prison outside of Philadelphia. The course is called "The Gender of Crime, [...]

Katie, Co-leaders-Alvin, Sharlene, Wambui, Wamugunda, Joel, Ivy and Clare – Pitch a Dream Workshops for Rural Schools


Pitch a Dream is a nonprofit based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded by Catherine Miano and co-founders Alvin Kathembe,Sharlene Wanjira, Wambui Nganga,Wamugunda Mwangi,Ivy Njuguna, Joel Siaga and Clare Ibeere with a passion for providing access to books and mentorship to children in rural schools across Kenya. Pitch a Dream [...]

Rose Mary Nakame, REMI East Africa – The Health Equity Voice


In Uganda, negative media stories coupled with political leaders’ criticism of health workers has fueled public distrust, damaged the standing of the health profession and unknowingly raised the barriers to accessing quality healthcare.The Health Equity Voice is an initiative of Rose Mary Nakame, Executive Director of REMI East Africa to [...]

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