Furthering international understanding and cultural awareness
The InterExchange Foundation supports young Americans with a passion for improving the world. Established in 2007, the Foundation provides grants to young Americans who wish to participate in meaningful projects abroad and to share their experiences in order to further international understanding and promote cultural awareness.
Uta Christianson, founder of the InterExchange Foundation, felt that exposure to living and working abroad should be part of everyone's personal education. Her mantra was "Go abroad now. Make a difference!"
The Christianson Grant provides awards of up to $10,000 to motivated young Americans who create and carry out their own meaningful service projects abroad.
Past grantees' projects have focused on multiple international issues, including public health, environmental conservation, legal advocacy, women's and girls' rights, microfinance, education, and poverty alleviation.