Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship minigrants

Posted by on January 29, 2007

Are your students interested in completing a social or business venture, but don?t have the start-up capital?

On behalf of the International SAGE home office in Chico, CA, and the Center of Entrepreneurship at Chico State, we are pleased to offer your student teams a grant of up to $1,000. Here are the details.

1. Any team consisting of at least two people is eligible to apply for a SAGE-Youth Venture (SAGE-YV) grant of up to $1,000. Chico State University students who are part of our service-learning program comprise the selection panel. Grant applications are available at <a href=""></a>. The grant proposal must demonstrate how:

– The project benefits the community.

– The project is youth-created and youth-led.

– The project is a new organization or a new program within an existing organization.

– The project is ongoing and sustainable (not a one-time event).

– The project has clear, attainable goals and a realistic budget.

– Important it is to be trustworthy and committed to ethical standards.

– The project has the clear support and engagement of at least one adult ally

– If the students are in high school, the team will do its best to start a SAGE club at their high school or in their community.

2. A school may apply for more than one grant, if it has more than one separately identifiable project idea.

3. To the extent that your want to complete a service program benefiting another country, this is acceptable, because one of our goals is to provide teenage students with a global perspective. As an example, a high school team of business students in Pennsylvania has a close working relationship with towns and villages in a country in Peru. These students have applied for SAGE-YV funding for this global outreach project, and will likely be funded.

Once a grant proposal is received, we will schedule a teleconference with the Student Leaders within one week. Upon our unconditional approval of the grant, the students will receive a check within two weeks.

If interested, do not reply all. Rather, reply to:

Thank you.


Curtis L. DeBerg
Center for Entrepreneurship
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0011

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