Grants Funded in January 2013

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

Mina Girgis, The Nile Project


Our Flow Fund partner, Youth for Environmental Sanity, brought us Mina's project, The Nile Project. The Nile Project was founded in August 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile basin’s cultural and environmental challenges using an innovative approach that combines music, education [...]

Sarah Hanson, Labyrinthine


Sarah Hanson runs Labyrinthine, a nonprofit retreat center in the Garry Oak Habitat ecosystem on the San Juan Islands.  She and her team have been studying the forest and the endangered species who inhabit it, and have decided to bring permaculture and land stewardship methods to restoring the forest and [...]

Laura Henderson, Growing Places Indy


Our flow fund partner, Off the Mat Into the World, funded Laura Henderson and her project with their Pollination Project flow fund. Laura is the founder of an urban garden project in Indianapolis, Growing Places Indy.  Growing Places Indy works to cultivate human potential to experience well-being through urban agriculture, food awareness, [...]

Greg Singer, Veg Toons


Greg is an accomplished production manager and story developer and has worked with  companies like DreamWorks Feature Animation, Fox Feature Animation and Cartoon Network.  He tells us that one of his early mentors said that "we should do the work that no one else is doing. We should leverage our talents, [...]

Carolyn Mullin, National Museum of Animals and Society’s Oral History Project


Carolyn's project is part of the mission of the National Museum of Animals and Society, which enriches the lives of animals and people through exploration of our shared experience.  The museum collections include humane education, animal protection history and animal studies.  It is currently operating in a mobile and online [...]

Megan Pincus Kajitani, Giraffe Revolution


Megan came to us as a flow fund grantee through our partnership with World Peace Earth.  Megan is a mother of two, writer, educator and vegan lifestyle coach.  Giraffe Revolution helps women revolutionize their lives, the lives of their families, and our world by helping them transition to a vegan lifestyle [...]

Shital Mehta, Generosity at Shantivan Gardens


Shital is a long time art teacher.  She developed this project after noting that children, when exposed to generosity and kindness show profound transformation in their ability to be compassionate and creative.  ‘Generosity at Shantivan Gardens’ is an umbrella name for a series of activities that expose children in Mumbai [...]

Gwen Sofer, The Women’s Circle


Gwen Sofer's project, The Women’s Circle, was initially inspired by Gwen's observation that women's quilting circles from the past were a way for intergenerational women to come together and form safe and supportive community. The Women's Circle involves collecting stories from women of all ages about moments of transformation in their [...]

Megan Lipsett, Copia Health


Megan Lipsett came to us via our flow fund partnership with Off the Mat into the World.   Megan's project, Copia Health, will provide trainings, consulting, coaching, and community projects to ignite citizens to engage in empowered health and well-being practices. These programs help individuals to better align with themselves, their communities, and the environment. They [...]

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