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Wellbeing Microgrants engage people of all ages in the Santa Monica and throughout West LA region 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 are now closed.

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Program Timeline

June 24

Commendations ceremony for leaders

June 20

Leaders submit final reports


Project are underway: Workshop offerings & office hours for leaders.

Projects begin!

See calendar

below for dates.

April 3

April 1

Leader Celebration

March 20-28

Project Grantee Orientations

March 16

New Leaders Awarded

March 5

Applications Closed - Sunday, 11:59PM

January 30

Microgrant applications open


Evaluation Criteria

Applications are evaluated based on the following:


  • 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




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



Applications are evaluated by external reviewers.


Applications that best meet the criteria are considered for funding.



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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