The Case Foundation’s “Make It Your Own” Awards has been soliciting grant proposals to encourage creative solutions to complex community-based problems. They’ve narrowed their finalists down to 20, and are now soliciting the public to vote for the final four grant proposals vying for a $25,000 grant. From SOS (Speak Out Sister)’s young women-based activism in Madison, WI, to a Bellingham, WA’s group’s proposal to create a community-based health care plan for their town, the grant proposals are creative examples of people joining together to tackle issues in their own cities and neighborhoods.
Voting is open until April 22. As an added bonus, for the first ten people whose votes match the ultimate Fnal Four, the Case Foundation will donate $2500 to their favorite charity.
Today’s mitzvah: Join in participatory philanthropy at the Make It Your Own Awards.