GOOD Maker Challenge: Support the Dreams of Young People with Microfunding Opportunities


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Young people have the ideas and energy to make positive change in the world, but sometimes they need a boost to get started. That’s where you come in. You can support young people by nominating your favorite U.S.-based nonprofit to be featured on Give for Youth, a microgiving site dedicated to funding projects by and for youth.

Give for Youth, a Microsoft YouthSpark program in partnership with GlobalGiving, lets people find, fund and follow youth-targeted microprojects created by nonprofits around the world.

Know an inspiring nonprofit that’s empowering young people?  Would they benefit from additional funding and awareness? Nominate them for the Give for Youth Challenge by February 1. The 20  organizations with the most votes will  have the chance to crowd-fund for their microprojects on Give for Youth. Better yet, any funds raised during the challenge phase will be eligible for Microsoft matching grants of up to $100,000 across all organizations. So, whether it’s coaching budding entrepreneurs or helping a young person find a job or pursue a better education, Give for Youth can deliver the fundraising shot-in-the-arm nonprofits (and the youth they support) need to get going. Nominate a nonprofit today.

Are you a nonprofit with projects that need funding? Submit your organization from January 7 to February 1. Our judges will select which nonprofits go on to the voting round, and then we’ll open it up to public voting from February 18 to March 1. To learn more, review the official rules and eligibility requirements.

Need some inspiration? Check out the organizations and microprojects already getting funded on  Give for Youth.

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