Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For 2018, one $1,000 grant is awarded every three months, for a total of three grants, according to the following schedule. Please keep these dates in mind when considering the timing of your project.
Additional grants may become available thanks to other sponsors. If so, they'll be awarded according to the same schedule.
In 2017, several more people received grants thanks to a few generous sponsors. If you'd like to sponsor a grant, here's how it works:
Whatever you can’t stop thinking about. For example: tools or materials for a project material, tuition for a class or workshop that would change your trajectory, or an internship or travel opportunity.
Creativity is encouraged! You can use the money however you feel it furthers your goals. Just make sure you can explain to a stranger (me) why it's important.
I’ll prioritize projects where:
If you're selected for a grant, I’ll email you to arrange payment details. I'll send you a followup email to hear how it went. That’s it!
Yes: any age, country (see caveats below), industry, job title, philosophy, or stage of life.
I can send money via PayPal (you need a PayPal/bank account), TransferWise, Venmo, or mail a check.
Yes, as long as you use PayPal or TransferWise. I’ll also ask that you cover the international fees, which seem to range between 0.5–2%.
I’m not an expert on international payments, so there may be other issues I’m unaware of. If I follow up on your application, I’ll do extra research to make sure we’re all on the same page about fees and legal rigmarole.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. (For my sanity, I will ignore any other means of communication. Please only use this email address!)
Sign up below. I will probably only email once a year, when new funding cycles are announced, but I promise to keep in touch!
Of course! Feel free to adapt these grant terms to your own needs. If you start your own version, I'd love to hear about it.
Yes, I've started a list. If you're aware of other microgrant programs, I encourage you to add them to that list.