Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Pepsi Refresh Everything Project is currently offering grants to individuals and organizations with innovative project ideas.

Character Counts shared this ideas for potential projects:
Service learning projects for your students with workshops on integrating character and service
Programs to address issues like bullying and cheating
Parent nights and workshops to help parents instill values at home
Sportsmanship initiatives to improve the behavior of athletes, coaches, and spectators

Grant details:
At the beginning of each month, Pepsi will review the first 1,000 applications they receive. The next application cycle will open on March 1. You can visit the Refresh Everything website now to begin reviewing the information and preparing your application. Pepsi expects lots of applications each month, so get started right away to make sure your application is submitted in time. Applications can only be completed and submitted online.

Grants will be awarded based on an online voting period. Grant applications submitted in January are up for voting this month. If you submit your grant in March, you can vote for your application in April. This is a great opportunity to get your community involved in supporting your project!

Grant awards vary in size depending on the project and your organization. Each month, up to $1.3 million will be awarded as follows: two grants at the $250,000 level; 10 grants at the $50,000 level; 10 grants at the $25,000 level; and 10 grants at the $5,000 level.
For details, visit http://www.refresheverything.com. Specific questions about the grant can be directed to Young America at 1-800-768-2784 or PepsiRefresh@young-america.com.

Thanks to Character Counts for sharing this info!