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


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


Projects underway


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:


  • 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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Applications are currently closed.