Black Lives Matter Mini-Grants + Call to Action
"To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try." -Rosa Parks

We know that youth everywhere are outraged at the death of George Floyd and so many others in the black community, and the system that allowed them to happen. Many of us are asking, "What can we do? How can we help? How can we bring about change and cultivate justice?" At The Changemaker Project we believe in the power of taking initiative-- taking action, however small, to work towards justice on an issue that you care about. What can you do in your community, in your social network, at your school-- to support the Black Lives Matter movement?

This summer, The Changemaker Project is offering mini-grants (under $500) to groups of youth (ages 13-24) who want to take initiative in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Do you have an idea you'd like to act on but need some funding to make it happen? Submit your project plan here and we'll do our best to support as many innovative ideas as we can.

Together, we can stand up against institutional racism, police brutality, and white supremacy. Together, we can #bethechange we wish to see.

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Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Age *
Phone *
School Name *
Street Address *
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State *
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Please provide a description of your project. What will you do to support the Black Lives Matter movement? *
When do you hope to start and end the project? Please describe your timeline. *
How will you know you've made a difference? What does success look like for you? *
How many youth will be working on this project, including you? *
Do you have any people of color on your team, or giving you feedback on your ideas? *
What outside support/mentorship do you have for this project? Do you have any adults who can support you? *
What do you think will be the greatest challenges to this project? Do you have any plans for overcoming them? *
Has anything like your project been done before? What can you learn from other examples of successful (or unsuccessful) projects? *
How much money do you need to execute your project ($0-500)? Please ask for only what you need to carry this project out, so that we can fund more projects. Also note that projects which ask for less funding are more likely to get funded, as this allows us to fund more projects. Thank you! *
What exactly will you spend the money on? Be as specific as you can. (Please note that we don't fund projects which would harm people, animals, or the environment. This means food purchased must be plant-based, compostable cutlery, recycled paper products, etc.) *
If you don't receive funding from us, do you think you will still do the project, at least in some form? *
Have you participated in The Changemaker Project before? *
Which pronouns do you use? *
Which best describes you? *
How did you hear about this grant opportunity? (If a specific person/group referred you, please list their name below.) *
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