One person can make a difference, and every person should try.
- John F. Kennedy
We started in 2012, with Grantwell partnering with the Peery Foundation to award $500 micro-grants to individuals seeking to do good. Since then, we have awarded over 250 grants totaling over $130,000. Whether the grants have gone toward buying dozens of chicks to help feed orphans in Thailand, provide fresh underwear for Syrian refugees, or purchase musical instruments for a local Title I middle school, participants have found that $500, matched with a good idea, can do a whole lot of good.
Participants have an opportunity to apply for funds to make their charitable ideas a reality. Funding these ideas will serve to fill small, unmet needs for organizations and people in our community.The funds are gifted by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and are allocated by a team of BYU graduate students using grassroots philanthropic principles.
Find out what projects we have funded under "Project Information"