What Does "Wellbeing" Mean?
Following are prompt questions that help define wellbeing and its dimensions through the projects selected:
The dimensions of wellbeing are listed below, with questions to help prompt ideas for your Microgrant project:
Place & Planet
How might I improve the sense of community & connection in my neighborhood?
What entrepreneurial skills or ideas can I bring to my community?
What can I do to promote the mental & physical health of my neighbors?
What action can I take in my community to promote sustainable habits, reduce waste or make it a more thriving place to be?
How can I share my skills and knowledge? Or, what learning gaps do I see in my community that I could help address?
The dimensions of wellbeing are listed below with questions to help prompt ideas for your Microgrant project:
When are microgrants applications open?
Applications will be open soon.
Currently we are seeking for funding partners to help us finance the wellbeing projects.
What are the wellbeing microgrants?
Wellbeing Microgrants engage people of all ages in Santa Monica and the West LA area looking to make a positive change in their community.
Designed to empower local leadership, we provide up to $500 and support from our team to bring to life ideas for small scale action to improve community wellbeing.
Applications must be complete & submitted by the deadline.
Individuals only (Non-profits, existing businesses & other entities are not eligible).
All funds granted must be used solely for the stated project.
No more than one Microgrant will be awarded to one project (funds cannot be pooled).
Funds cannot be used for religious or political activities (including political campaigns, rallies or fundraisers).
Projects must not alter or permanently affect any public or private space without expressed written consent of the owner of the space.
Project applicant is responsible for compliance with all IRS regulations.
How are wellbeing projects evaluated?
Is it possible for the project to be completed with the available funding and project period?
Does the project address community wellbeing (health, learning, economic opportunity, community, or place & planet)?
Equity & Inclusion
How does the project serve historically marginalized groups? Does it include diversity across age, race, and gender?
How will the project bring community together and serve a community need?
How will the project continue to make an impact after the Microgrant period?