30% of the Grantcoin Reserve will be distributed to people and nonprofit organizations that are making the world a better place. There will be hundreds of winners of large awards, and potentially many thousands of honorable mentions who will receive small grants to thank them for applying for the program. Applicants may apply in five different categories:
- Sustainability Pioneers — Small-scale organic farmers, renewable energy generators, and others who are putting green, sustainable values into practice.
- Young Visionaries — Students and young people who aspire to build lives and careers of conscience and are taking concrete steps to pursue their dreams.
- Everyday Heroes — Regular folks who work tirelessly, in their own families, careers, and communities, to help people and make the world a more compassionate and decent place.
- Artists and Musicians — People who are using the arts and music to bring out the best in human beings and inspire the spread of beautiful ideas and actions.
- Charities and Nonprofits — Any organizations focused on helping people and the planet and creating a better future, e.g. fighting poverty and disease, expanding education, promoting sustainable economic development, protecting and preserving the environment, defending human rights or the rights of animals and the ecosystem, and more.
If you or your organization are doing something good which fits into any of these categories, tweet about it on Twitter — with evidence such as a photo, video or blog post if possible — and include the hashtag #grantme and a link to grantcoin.org. The Grantcoin Foundation will send you a small amount of Grantcoin if your grant request seems legitimate, and you will be entered into the competition for larger awards.
To nominate a person or organization you admire for a #Grantworthy Award, tweet or retweet about them and include the hashtag #grantworthy and a link to grantcoin.org. The Grantcoin Foundation will reach out to them and encourage them to apply. If they do apply, we will send you a gift of Grantcoin to thank you for your referral. If they win, we will send you more!
To apply for a large award in one of the five #Grantworthy Awards categories, please contact us.
The details of this program are still being developed. More information will be posted on this page by the end of 2015.