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The Power of Microgrants in Addressing the SDGs

How can microgrants — relatively small, one-time cash awards — actually make a difference when it comes to addressing problems as massive in scale as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This past April, Stardust Startups conducted a study on how microgrants and micro investments empower small solutions for massive challenges. Finding the answer to this question was important to us because we’re an organization that offers a microgrant program ourselves. We’re a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF), which basically means we’re an organization that connects impact investors to impact entrepreneurs by managing partnerships as a third party. At Stardust, our microgrants…
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Emma Leyland is a writer at Stardust Startups and a recent graduate of McGill University. As someone with a strong commitment to social justice and a keen interest in politics, she believes in the value of grassroots organizing and community building as a means to making the world a better ... Read more

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