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Here we collect sources of funding especifically for any projects related to justice and sustainability.

MAB Young Scientists Awards. Mozilla Science. Becas Para Ecuatorianos.

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Research Grants. Student Debt. Crowdfunding. North Carolina Office of Environmental Education - Grants. International Financial Aid College Scholarship Search. Pay Off Your Student Loans With Volunteer Work Through SponsorChange. Amid the great music and movies (and, yes, parties) that will light up Austin, Texas, next month during the South by Southwest festival, a small nonprofit called will receive a community service award for finding a way to help college graduates battle student loan debt by volunteering.

Pay Off Your Student Loans With Volunteer Work Through SponsorChange

If you have a student loan (and we're guessing you do—the researchers at say seven of 10 college students who graduated in 2013 owed money on a student loan, averaging nearly $30,000 in debt each) or would love to help others knock down those payments, you'll want to know about SponsorChange. Here's how it works: Graduates with student loan debt sign up to volunteer at organizations that need manpower. The grads help their community by putting in hours toward that organization's goals. Then donors who have also signed up at SponsorChange reimburse volunteers by paying down their student loans. Hampshire started SponsorChange in Pittsburgh in 2009.

The Anti-Thiel Fellowship: $100,000 To Students Who Stay In School And Work On Their Ideas. Every year, Peter Thiel offers a select group of entrepreneurial college students $100,000 and the promise of mentorship to quit school and work on their passion projects.

The Anti-Thiel Fellowship: $100,000 To Students Who Stay In School And Work On Their Ideas

Michael Baum, a serial entrepreneur who most recently founded the big data company Splunk, does the opposite: He offers teams of student entrepreneurs $100,000 and mentorship to work on their dream projects--while still staying in school. Baum launched his initiative,, as a way to bridge the gap between school and having a successful company. In 2013, received over 300 applications and selected 10 teams from its dozens of partner schools.

This year, nearly 1,000 applications yielded 10 winning teams and 40 finalist teams that will be eligible for prizes during the year-long accelerator's annual Founder Forum. "Most teams, when they entered program, didn’t even have a product yet," he says of this year's class. This year, the winners also look promising. Neotropical Ornithology. Crowdfunding renewable energy investments – green, ethical, social. Kindle Project - Sparking the Extraordinary. Ben and Jerry's Foundation. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. undertook a public stock offering to support its ongoing growth.

Ben and Jerry's Foundation

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was created at the same time, with an initial gift from Ben of 50,000 shares and an unprecedented decision of the company’s Board of Directors to commit 7 ½% of the company’s annual pretax profits to philanthropy. Foundation and company staff held a retreat with experts in social change work and philanthropy to think about the Foundation’s strategies and effectiveness. The outcome? There's no better way to communicate the company’s progressive values than by empowering employees to participate in decision-making. The Foundation redesigns the grantmaking process to include employees directly in grant decisions. The Foundation develops a Matching Gift Program for all Ben & Jerry's employees. In 2000 the company was acquired by Unilever, a global company with over 400 brands. The Foundation celebrates it's 20th Anniversary Vermont Capacity Building Grant Program launched.

Online Giving Made Easy. Funding for Research & Science. Apply. GrantsKeepers of the Earth Fund[English] [Français] [Español] Our goal through the Keepers of the Earth Fund is to increase access to funding for Indigenous communities and support Indigenous-led projects that create greater Indigenous control of Indigenous assets.We support strategies that address culturally appropriate Indigenous development (e.g., land use and conservation, traditional decision-making, climate change, food security, etc.).FUNDING CRITERIAAll applicants must: be an Indigenous-led grassroots/local organization or group.have an organizational bank account or access to a fiscal sponsor; copies of fiscal sponsor’s terms and requirements will be requested.ensure project activities will be completed outside of the United States.


Grant amounts range between $250 and $20,000 USD. First time awards generally range between US $2,500 to $5,000. Project timeframes are between six and 12 months. It can take up to eight weeks to review and process your request. Funding for Conservation Research and Science. Create Solar Energy Together. The Power of Their Ideas and Our Support. Social Teeth. Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator. Grassroots Sustainability & Justice. Bolder Giving. Amicus. Buzzbnk - Positive People Backing Bright Ideas. 1% for the Planet. Loans that change lives. Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance.