Saturday, September 30, 2006


Building a Network for Social Change

The Network for Social Change is a new venture of the Forest Foundation designed to provide seed money of up to $10,000 to young social entrepreneurs between ages 18 to 25 who are passionately committed to projects of social change. The Network for Social Change is a devoted community of social change activists armed with a passion for great ideas that benefit local, national, and international communities.
What's the general idea?

Do you have an innovative idea to benefit the community? Need money to implement it? Apply for a grant with the Network for Social Change for an opportunity to better yourself and communities around you.

When is the application deadline? What is the process like?

We are currently looking to sponsor four Directors/Projects in our first round of applications. The deadline for submitting the app is October 15th 2006, and available online at The application is SIMPLE, logical and not complicated whatsoever.

What types of projects are you looking for?

The Network generally, but not only, seeks projects with focus on:

Social Change Environment and Sustainability Diversity, gender equality Peace and conflict resolution Youth and Adolescents
Homeless Gentrification and clean-up Religion, Culture and Traditions Learning and teaching cooperatives Parent education / Family development
The Network for Social Change seeks sustainable, endurable projects that produce marked and measured change for specific groups and sectors in society. The Network does not sponsor pending projects, but those that are "ready to go," and have proven to need financial assistance.

All Directors must be ready to submit or participate in:

Monthly project reports and budget updates

Network conference calls every 2 weeks, and 1:1 calls throughout your involvement

Two all-expenses paid Network retreats focusing on teambuilding, project development, and personal growth. The first retreat will take place in mid November. (I would have a date if there is one). May want to wait until two rounds have passed before having the first retreat.

Periodic readings and discussions

If you'd like more information regarding the network or want to apply, please contact:

Aaron Small -

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