Submit Application for $500 Change Machine funding

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  • The Change Machine provides $500 grants to support, celebrate, and showcase unique youth-led initiatives with the power to incite positive change. Change Machine projects are innovative, non-traditional ideas that focus on current issues and challenges faced by youth, and inspire a diverse group of participants to be more active, involved, and civically-engaged.

    How would you use up to $500 to make a positive change in your community?

    To apply, please complete the form below with information about your project idea.

  • Basic Information

  • Youth up to age 18 are eligible to apply. Youth under age 13 will need a parent or guardian's support if the project is selected.
  • What email can we use to contact you and ask questions about this application?
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  • If you have an adult helping you with this application and/or the project, select the box that best describes that person's relationship to you.
  • Provide the name, email, and role(s) for the other people helping you with the project.
    Full NameEmail AddressRole in the Project 
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  • List all of the websites or social media links associated with this project (Optional). Use this section to provide links to online content if you choose to submit your application answers in video or audio format. You must still complete the application form online with contact information and some text entered into each required section.
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Online Form Tips

Important note: Do not close your browser or hit the “back” button during the submission process. If you are not able to answer all of the questions in one session, we recommend creating your responses in a Word document first and then pasting into the form when you are ready to submit everything.

Staff Contact

Please direct all inquiries and questions about applications to or contact Sprout staff at (412) 325-0646.