The Big Goal
Ingenuity Grants encourage people to get involved in their community as they plan and execute ingenious, innovative, and/or creative projects that demonstrate significant potential to enhance the quality of life for our citizens. In particular, we encourage projects that generate increased charitable giving in support of these ideas.
Food and Community
Projects with this focus will include ideas such as nutrition, health, fitness and wellness. In particular, these projects should create greater access to healthy, locally-grown foods, and should bring people together to celebrate and learn about healthy food. Ideally, projects will educate and involve people in activities that promote overall well-being. We also encourage projects that engage children in empirical, first-hand experiences that promote health and wellness.
Projects with this focus will create and/or promote economic stability and entrepreneurship, especially among young people. Ideally, these projects will strengthen local businesses and local organizations and encourage economical actions such as sharing, networking, trading, bartering, and more.
Arts, Music, and Cultural Resources
Projects with this focus should encourage people to seek, experiment, design, create, explore, and dream about the future of our community. Examples include projects that encourage the arts, music, craftsmanship, and high-quality design. Ideally, projects will engage people in new ways in their community while fostering innovative solutions for problems and new ideas for opportunities. Again, we encourage projects that engage children in empirical, first-hand experiences.
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