(Deadline: Dec. 15) The Do Something Awards, formerly known as the Brick Awards, honor youth (age 25 and under) who are helping their communities. The awards are accompanied by grants of up to $10,000 to $100,000 each that a winner can provide to the nonprofit of his or her choice.
Award winners will be those who:
•Have identified a problem and have devised clear and measurable methods for addressing it.
•Made a significant long-term commitment to improving the lives of others.
•Cultivated long-term and respectful relationships within their community; demonstrated that they have directly and individually fueled the success of their work.
•Extensively and tangibly improved the lives of others (the award is not for ideas).
•Created great awareness about their issues or causes.
•Serve as program founders and/or leading activist/advocates.
•Have a clear growth plan for their work that ensures sustainability and continued impact;
•Are recognized as top leaders within their issue or cause.
The 2010 awards will present four winners with $10,000 each, and one grand-prize winner with $100,000 toward their organization or cause. Each winner has the option of receiving up to $5,000 as an educational scholarship.
Info: For more on the funding opportunity, please visit www.dosomething.org/programs/awards.