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2023 Student Basic Needs Funding Cycle

2023 Student Basic Needs Spark Grants Funding Cycle

24 Aug

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As students pursue higher education in what is becoming an increasingly precarious economic environment, the Michelson 20MM Foundation is committed to supporting organizations and institutions that are working to increase persistence and graduation rates by helping students meet their basic needs. Basic needs are defined as a student’s ability to adequately meet their food, housing, mental health, sleep, child/dependent care, hygiene, and transportation requirements.

In support of these efforts, our next cycle of the Michelson Spark Grants program will focus on Student Basic Needs and will run from September 5, 2023, to September 19, 2023. The cycle seeks to fund macro-level projects that support systems-level strategies, create impact at scale, and inform public policy.

To learn more, join Senior Program Manager Dr. Queena Hoang and Director of Programs and Operations Ryan Erickson-Kulas on August 24, 2023, for an informational webinar, which will provide an in-depth overview of the Spark Grants program, highlight past awardees, and share detailed updates on the student basic needs funding cycle.

Funding Cycle Details:

The Spark Grants Program is available to United States-based nonprofits and seeks to provide a just-in-time grantmaking process to fill urgent needs for higher education organizations, which are well aligned with our focus areas. For this round of funding, we are focusing our impact on organizations doing work in California—organizations whose work does not impact California will be ineligible for this opportunity.

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August 24, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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