Changemakers Competition Invites Entries of Innovative Community Change Projects From Northeastern States
Green Mountain Coffee and Ashoka's Changemakers have launched "Revelation to Action: Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change," a new competition designed to identify and help fund innovative ideas that strengthen and improve communities in Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Innovative solutions for motivating local citizens to build a better community may be submitted or nominated until April 21, 2010. The competition will consider all entries that reflect the theme of the competition, that demonstrate groundbreaking solutions that inspire others to help make their community a better place to live, and that indicate growth beyond the stage of idea, concept, or research. At a minimum, entries should be at the demonstration stage and indicate success. Entries must be submitted in English.
The competition is open to all types of individuals and organizations operating in the eligible states. Individuals or organizations not from the region must have local operations or partners on the ground in these states.
The three Changemakers competition winners — the finalist individuals or organizations that receive the most votes during the public voting phase — will each receive a cash prize of $5,000. The seven state winners — the best entry from each of the eligible states — will also receive cash prizes of $5,000. Nominators are also eligible for prizes. Visit the Changemakers Web site for complete program.
“Do Something” Offers Grants for Community Action Projects
Application Deadline: Rolling
Amount: 52 $500 grants
Description: “Do Something” will award one $500 grant each week to help young people implement or expand a community action project, program, or organization. Applicants must be no older than 25 and a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
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