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Wellbeing Microgrants engage people of all ages in the Santa Monica and 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.

Program Timeline

2022

Sept 9

New Leaders Awarded

Sept 12

Projects begin! See calendar below for dates!

Sept 24

Leader Celebration @ Virginia Avenue Park

Aug 31

Applications Close - Wednesday, 11:59PM

Aug 8

Microgrant applications open!

Dec 9

Nov

Projects underway

Oct

Workshop offerings & office hours for leaders (outreach, project planning, and more!)

Leaders submit final reports

Dec 12

Commendations ceremony for leaders

Evaluation Criteria

Applications are evaluated based on the following:

Guidelines

  • 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.

Application Process

1

Screening

 

Applications are screened to determine if they are complete and meet all guidelines.

2

Evaluation

Applications are evaluated by external reviewers.

 

Applications that best meet the criteria are considered for funding.

3

Selection

The project team considers the evaluation feedback, available funds, & the mix of ideas for final selection.

All applicants will be notified via email.

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Applications are currently closed.