Democracy & Equality - Education & Development

Grant Ideas


Do you have a great idea for a project related to Education & Development? Let us know what it is and we could give you up to $500 to make it happen.


Here are examples of other ideas we liked.


Start a reading/tutoring program for younger kids.
Buy a number of books and start a book club for kids. Combine the idea of tutoring and discussion groups to bring the kids together to help each other read and discuss the books.
Start an after school program in your school.
Contact programs like Youth Speaks (spoken word), Adobe Youth Voices (video production) or Junior Achievement (business skills) about starting an after school program where you and your friends can learn new skills.
Organize a sports league.
Approach a group like the Boys & Girls Club or department of parks and recreation about adding a new sports league. Promote the league, take registration and organize weekly games for all the participants. Be sure to arrange for team shirts, referees, trophies, etc.
Start a project to promote art and/or theater to younger students.
Hold an art competition for younger students. Transfer images of the winning works to T-shirts or canvass bags. Publicize your project and sell the items to the public. Donate the funds raised to buying art supplies for your program or a needy school.



Tell us your idea

To apply for a grant, simply tell us about your great idea in 5000 characters or less. Be sure to summarize your idea, how it will involve others, who it will help, what effect you expect to have, when you want to start and how you expect to spend the money you're requesting.


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Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.


Did You Know

  • Children who haven't learned good reading skills when they enter school are 3–4 times more likely to drop out in later years.
  • Children who have a poor start in life are more likely to develop learning, behavioral or emotional problems.
  • 68% of US state prison inmates are dropouts.

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