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Doing GOOD This Summer

Doing GOOD This Summer

The sun is shining, school’s out, it’s time to do some GOOD! Share your plan for creating social change this summer and you’ll be eligible for a $5,000 grant.

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The Specifics

Summertime is here, which means longer days, spending time outside, and a break from the routine grind. We think it’s a perfect time to do some GOOD in your community – and we have $5,000 to help you along! Whether you’re working with underprivileged kids at a summer camp, organizing an outdoor art and music festival, or making sure your neighborhood park is clean and inviting, we want to hear about it. Tell us how $5,000 would support and expand the work you’re doing this summer.

Submit a proposal between May 10 and June 8 noon Pacific Time. From June 8 to 29, we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the GOOD community in selecting the winner.

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Submission tips:

  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Write at least 3-5 sentences that explain how the $5,000 award will enable you to implement your idea.
  • Email us with any questions at

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from May 10 noon PT to June 8 noon PT. Individuals, groups, and nonprofits are eligible to apply.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be activated with $5,000 in the summer of 2012. Let us know how you’re going to put this money to work!
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from June 8 noon PT to 29 noon PT.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • The project with the most votes will receive $5,000 to implement their idea.
  • Read all the rules.

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WOW!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted and helped spread the word! We are amazed!

And to all the other awesome projects in this competition - we sincerely hope you are able to find the resources to bring your great ideas into action. So many great ideas on here, and so many projects that are so deserving. We wish you all the best.

over 3 years ago | Reply

It has been so incredible seeing the support for AGE UP! We've climbed from 12 place all the way up to 2nd in the last week. People all over the country have been pitching in to help spread the word. We are so close! Please keep up all the amazing support!

Check out this write up on AGE UP:

over 3 years ago | Reply

Help young adults with cancer! vote for us at:

by DanielSimkin
over 3 years ago | Reply

AGE UP needs your support folks! We're a small grassroots program building amazing opportunities with and for youth in South Seattle - all through Ultimate Frisbee! This money would be a huge push and open up awesome opportunities for us! Check us out and vote if you wan to support! Thank you!

by samgterry
over 3 years ago | Reply

Comments on the People for Palmer Park page are pasted below. These comments show why you should vote for the Palmer Park project at!

Yes, yes, yes!!!
by sondra.jenkins
2 days ago | Reply

Hooray! This is a great park and a great group, and they will do great things with your support! Detroit needs this!
by Sarah James
2 days ago | Reply

I love love love this park! Please help us to keep up the positive change in this Detroit jewel!
by fabulii
1 day ago | Reply

This will help us keep this beautiful urban park cleaner, greener and friendlier. It will spread the message that people care about and value this historic park and encourage all visitors to respect and help improve this Detroit treasure.
by barbarabarefield
about 6 hours ago | Reply

by Sarah James
over 3 years ago | Reply

We're creating a project that benefits and gives platform to live musicians in the greater Kathmandu Valley area. The project will provide the community with at least 6 live shows a month, sustainability for musicians and 9 new contemporary original Nepali music at the end of summer. This project is only growing!!!!!!

So please vote for us!!!!!

by hellskitchen015
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Thursday, May 10

Submission Ended
Friday, June 08
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Friday, June 08

Voting Ended
Friday, June 29
at 12:00 PM PDT

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AGE UP Summer 2012
AGE UP Summer 2012

Winner Announced
Tuesday, July 03

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