Do Something Grants

Posted by on October 12, 2009

Do Something Awards to Honor Young Social Change Activists
Deadline: December 15, 2009

Since 1996, Do Something has honored some of America’s best young “world-changers” (age 25 and under) with the Do Something Awards (formerly the Brick Awards).

The Do Something Award is for individuals. Partnerships or larger groups should select an individual they believe would best represent the project for the application. The applicant must be 25 or under, and must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.

Award winners will have identified a problem and have devised clear and measurable methods for addressing the problem; made a significant long-term commitment to improving the lives of others; cultivated long-term and respectful relationships within their community; demonstrated that they have directly and individually fueled the success of their work; extensively and tangibly improved the lives of others (the award is not for ideas); created great awareness about their issues or causes; serve as program founders and/or leading activist/advocates; have a clear growth plan for their work that ensures sustainability and continued impact; and already be recognized as top leaders within their issue or cause.

The 2010 awards program will present four winners with $10,000 each, and one grand-prize winner with $100,000 toward their organization or cause. Each winner has the option of receiving up to $5,000 as an educational scholarship.

Visit the Do Something Web site for complete program information.

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