The Karma for Cara Foundation was established by 21-year-old Cara Becker and her family while Cara was being treated for leukemia. Created in Cara's hospital room, what began as a couple of blood drives grew quickly and today the foundation supports young citizen leaders nationwide.
To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its micro-grant program. Through the program, micro-grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to students 18 years of age and under to complete projects that benefit their communities. Micro-grants are intended to serve as a bridge between ideas and action, helping young citizen leaders execute and magnify their initiatives to help repair the world. Examples of eligible projects include transforming a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, or helping senior citizens ready their home for winter.
To be eligible for a micro-grant, students must be 18 years of age and younger.
(If applying on behalf of an entire class or student group, the foundation requests that the applicant designate a maximum of three student leaders to be the main points of contact for the project.)
See the Karma for Cara website for compete program guidelines and application instructions.