Be the Change Grants

Can I really get a BE THE CHANGE GRANT on the Internet? 
Yes! Not everyone wants to run a non-profit, but given the opportunity, most of us wish to make a difference in the lives of others. It really doesn’t take much at all to make a significant impact. Offering your time, labor and wisdom are free. Imagine what adding a micro-grant could do for so many collectively! You’ll pay it forward a few bucks to self-fund the new trickle-up economy and take the time to share your love story.  Read on to find out more about who we are, what we do, and how it works!

How old do I have to be to apply for a BE THE CHANGE GRANT?
You must be 18 years or older to apply.

Are BE THE CHANGE GRANTS only for US-based residents?
Grants are available in the U.S. only at this time.

How much grant money will I receive? 
Our goal is to fund at least one $500 grant each month. If we can fund more than one, even better! We prefer to advertise word-of-mouth vs. paying for advertising. (This is how you can help!) If funding falls short of $500, we offer the winner whatever funding is available.

How do you pick the BE THE CHANGE GRANT winner?     
It’s pretty simple. We go through the grant submissions each week and select finalists. There is no set number of finalists.  If an application stands out, we consider that person as a finalist. At the end of the month, we discuss all the finalists and vote to determine a winner. See below for selection criteria.

Why do you charge a $7 application fee?     
By paying it forward, you make the grant and operation of the site possible. This is how we create a trickle-up economy.

How many applications do you get per month?     
It depends. When we have months with higher numbers of applications, we give out more grant money to multiple grant winners.  In the event we do not reach the minimum number of applicants required for that month, we’ll extend the selection process into the next month or award smaller micro-grants.

Who does the voting?
Our What Would Love Do Foundation advisory board and guest editors as needed.

What types of individuals do you select as winners?    
There is no one “type” that we focus on as we seek diversity.

What criteria do you use to select a winner?
We’re looking for a great story and a lot of passion. Simple, but powerful stuff. People who believe in what they’re doing tend to make us believe in it, too. Of course, we want your service project to sustainably support cooperative shelter, food, water, healthcare, and education.

Are non-profits eligible for the BE THE CHANGE GRANT?
Currently, we only offer grants to individuals, however, you may be involved with a non-profit.

Do you publicly announce finalists and winners?     
Yes, we do announce finalists and winners on social media and this website

Why do you publicly announce winners?
Perhaps even more valuable is that you will be promoted on social media and on our WWLD Awakening Leader Global Community at Additional exposure may lead to unexpected support and interest by like-minded individuals.

Is being featured on a requirement?
You may choose to opt-out.

How are the BE THE CHANGE GRANT issued?     
Within three business days, the winner is announced. Payments are issued via PayPal or cashier’s check within five business days of the winner’s announcement in USD only.

How long do I have to claim my grant? 
You have until midnight of the last day of the following month of application to claim your grant or it rolls forward to the next grant winner.

May I apply more than once?
Yes! You may apply as often as you like for the same service project or other service projects. As funding becomes available, we will fund multiple winners. Because you didn’t win, doesn’t mean we didn’t think your service project wasn’t fantastic!

Be the Change Grant Winner, Elizabeth Anne Hill
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