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Contest / ScholarshipPlum Grants
Description:Plum Grants

Did you recently create a sustainable community action project, program or organization? Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Plum Youth Grant. Plum grants are given out weekly. Yep, that's right--we said WEEKLY!

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and stay active for consideration for two months after submission

Apply for a Plum Grant
Sponsor's Goals:
Total # of Prizes:52
Low Prize:
Top Prize:$500.00
Applies To:
For Residents of:U.S. & Canada
Other Requirements:Applying for a Plum Grant

Eligibility Rules

The applicant must be 25 OR UNDER.
The applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen (You will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
You can only win one grant from Do Something in a twelve month period (excluding BRICK).

Do Something Grants can not be used to fund

Travel Costs (If you are looking for grants to help you cover a travel abroad experince check out or
Individual Sponsorships
Shipping Costs
Individual School Fees (Do Something Grants are not educational scholarships)

Steps to Apply

CREATE A PROJECT POSTING for your existing project.

*Helpful Hint: You will notice that the categories on the project posting are similar to those on the application. Your project posting is a public place for you to let others know about your project. Your application is private and what the judges see. Keep you project brief and concise in your project posting and go into more detail in your application.

The Application
Our grant application questions follow our "Path to Change." Check it out HERE for reference.

You will need the following to complete your application
: Required

A budget detailing how the $500 will be used
A recommendation from a non-family member

Optional(but recommended)

Links to photos and video of your project
Your project's website
A total project budget (if your budget is greater then $500)

How do I go back and edit my application?

You can edit your application by logging into, going to MY ACCOUNT (On the top right side of the site, right above the "Sign Up" box.

How do I find out if I won?

Plum applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once your complete Plum application is submitted your application will remain active for consideration for two months. If you have not been notified that you won a Plum grant two months from the date you submitted your application, your application is no longer eligible to win and you should consider reapplying.

I am getting an error or "Access Denied" message when I try to apply.

If you are having trouble posting a project or viewing the application it is most likely because you have not verified your email address. When you created a log in for the Do Something site you were sent an email. In that email there is link to verify your email address. Check your junk mail. If you can't find the email or are still have trouble please submit a help ticket with our tech department. Ben, will get back to you pronto.*****

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