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Global Changemakers is a pioneer in supporting youth-led development projects and we are proud to be one of the few organizations globally who provide grant funding to young people through the support of our partners.


north America

grants: north America

Details of Grants


During this funding cycle, we will award grants of 2,500 USD to projects working towards the Sustainable Development Goals in select states across the United States (below). Later in the year we will open applications for grants from other regions (get updates here).



The Eligibility Criteria are the minimum requirements a project must meet in order to be considered for a Grant.


  1. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 28 years old

  2. Applicants must reside in one of the target locations in the U.S. (below).

  3. Grantees must have knowledge and/or experience in implementing projects.

  4. Grants will be awarded to projects that work towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

  5. The proposed project must be implemented and completed within one year of receiving the grant in the city where you currently live. 

  6. We expect grantees to be able to understand and express themselves comfortably in English. Proficiency levels C1 and above are recommended.


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Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions to the requirements outlined above. Applicants and projects who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.


Target Locations

United States: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin.*

*See FAQ below for questions about the target locations. 

We will open applications for grants in other regions later in the year. To be the first to know when applications open, click here

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Grants will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis from 25 April to 6 June 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

To apply for the grant you must fill in the official application form, we will not accept any other form of application. The form will ask for your details, information about your project and a link to a one minute video pitch. 

Video Pitch Instructions

The video pitch should not exceed one minute and it should answer the following questions:


1. What social/environmental problem or SDG related challenge does your project seek to address?

2. How does your project/solution address the problem?

3. What motivates you to lead this project?

When recording the video, you must:

  • Appear in the video

  • Be clear and concise

  • Make sure we can understand you clearly (avoid background noise as much as possible)

When recording the video, you must not:

  • Use copyrighted music or any media for which you do not have the rights

  • Make it longer than 1 minute

Videos that do not follow these guidelines will be automatically disqualified.

We will review the applications as they come in and contact successful applicants with the next steps in the process. We will unfortunately not be able to provide individual feedback to applicants who do not move on to the next round.

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