Awards of up to $5,000 to be used for an innovative community-oriented project for a maximum of one year. This should be something you would be unable to do without the award. You should have a fresh idea that will help advance social equity in your community.
Project might relate to one of the areas below, but all fresh ideas are welcome:
Young people between 18-30, living and working in either Alameda, San Francisco, or San Mateo Counties who are dedicated to helping improve peoples’ lives in their communities.
The submission period for the 2017-2018 round is September 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017.
To apply, please click on the “Interested in Applying?” button to the right.
The 2017-2018 application period has closed.
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Connie Rubiano and Peter Yedidia are retired healthcare professionals living in San Francisco. In recent years, they have become concerned about the Bay Area’s growing income inequality and the lack of capital for innovative, socially progressive young people to pursue fresh ideas for improving their communities. Inspired by the young people in their lives, they conceived of the Bay Area Inspire Awards and arranged for the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation to host the program in 2014.
I believe that if a student is disengaged in education, this is because someone somewhere somehow failed them, and it is our job as educators to change that mindset.
– Christian Martinez, Bay Area Inspire Award grantee