The Community Impact Grant is awarded to U.S. citizens on an InterExchange Work Abroad program who devise or improve a community project that will positively impact their host community, contribute to improved cross cultural communication, demonstrate American values and respect and appreciation for local culture.
Get creative! This is an opportunity to take initiative and develop or improve upon a sustainable project that benefits your host community and has immediate impact.
We mean projects that have long-term impact. If you create an English library at your school, current and future students have access to the resources - that’s long-term impact! Even if the project is just a one-day event, the knowledge imparted can have a lasting effect. Projects should be eco-friendly, as well.
Up to $1,500
Grant applicants must be:
Applications must be submitted via the online form.
Any project with clearly defined objectives that will positively impact the host community and that is sustainable. This is an opportunity to get creative and come up with your own project or to improve upon an existing one. Projects cannot be political or religious.
We don't expect you to know exact figures or even all the expenses at the time of application, but we'd like to get a sense of what the costs might entail. You can contact our international partner in-country for guidance.
Yes, two or more InterExchange participants may combine efforts. The total award amount remains $1,500.
Participants' first commitment is to their chosen work abroad program and it's important that community projects do not interfere with this commitment. InterExchange will contact international partners to confirm approval.
Community Impact Grant finalists are interviewed by the Foundation program coordinator via Skype. The interview typically lasts 30 minutes.
Grant funding above $599 is subject to tax. All grant recipients awarded $600 or more are issued a 1099.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: Rolling
Award amount: Up to $1,500
Application fee: $0
Current InterExchange Work Abroad program participant
Program duration of 12 weeks or more
Successful completion of at least four weeks of program at time of application
Approval from InterExchange's international partner
At least two blog submissions and five photos detailing project
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