B.L.I.N.G. $5,000 Grants

  • Stipend
  • School Credit
  • Community Service/Volunteer Hours
  • Authorship on Publications/Letters to the Editor
  • Transportation Reimbursement
  • Grant/Scholarship

BLING (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving) is a youth philanthropy program where young people fund the ideas of other young people. We are currently offering mini grants of up to $5,000 for youth-led projects that are rooted in a social justice issue. This is an amazing opportunity for youth leaders (11-24 years old) to go big with their fight against social inequity.

What we look for in projects

  1. Is it youth-led (11-24 years)?
  2. Is it San Francisco-based?
  3. Is it social justice-oriented (equity & equality)?
  4. Is it innovative?
  5. Does it serve youth?

Need some support in thinking through your idea and writing it up in a proposal? Send an email to Tierra Christian ([email protected]) and request a presentation for your group.

Click here to access the application!

Application Deadlines

  • Round 1 – Priority: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:59pm

  • Round 1 – Official: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Funding for projects requesting more than $5,000 will not be available after our January deadline.

Reporting on Funded Projects

Projects receiving large project grants must complete their projects by December 31st and submit full project reports either:

  1. 1 month after the completion of their project (for groups completing their projects early)

  2. End of January (for projects completing their projects by the deadline)

BLING would love if you could share this info with any passionate youth or colleagues. Reach out to Tierra Christian if you have any questions!