Grants-Awards


For additional Scholarship opportunities for YOUTH (local, regional, and national), be sure to check out our Online Youth Network.

Her Abilities, the first global award program that celebrates the achievements of women with disabilities, is accepting nominations of inspiring women with disabilities. In 2018, an independent award jury comprised of women from around the world will select the winners in three award categories: Health & Education: Women with disabilities from the health or education sector, including but not limited to, teachers, teaching assistants, school directors, university professors, doctors, surgeons, and nurses. Her Abilities is a purely honorary award (no monetary prize), but winners will receive the following benefits: An invitation to join a network of other successful women (i.e. the jury) who are committed to finding opportunities to support each other in their pursuit of justice, equality and excellence. The possibility of speaking opportunities at international conferences. Media and online exposure courtesy of Light of the World (the award sponsor). A certificate and a physical award. Nominations for the award will be accepted through September, with the winners to be announced on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To learn more, click here.

Grant for Social Entrepreneurs. The Pollination Project is accepting applications from individuals working to make their community and the world a better place in the areas of arts and culture, community health and wellness, the environment, and justice. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to social entrepreneurs for projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs of a nonprofit organization, will be accepted. For more information, click here.

Do Something Grants. The Do Something Foundation is awarding 52 grants of $500 each to help young people implement or expand a community action project, program, or organization. To be eligible, applicants must be no older than 25 and a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Do Something grants cannot be used to fund travel costs, individual sponsorships, shipping costs, individual school fees, or fundraising expenses. Do Something grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Grants will be awarded on a weekly basis. For more information, click here.


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