Wellbeing Microgrants are a new approach to engage and support Santa Monica residents looking to make a positive change in their community. Designed to empower residents, the City provides up to $500 for ideas that are focused on small scale action to improve community wellbeing.
Applications will be reviewed to determine whether they meet the Guidelines. Applications that meet all Guidelines will proceed to the second phase of review.
Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the Evaluation Criteria (see below). The ratings of all reviewers will be aggregated. Favorably reviewed applications will be considered for funding.
Once final evaluation is completed, consideration will be given to reviewer feedback, available funds, and the intent to fund a diverse mix of ideas and projects.
How possible is the idea/project within the available funding and timeline?
Does this project address one of the dimensions of the Wellbeing Index (Health, Learning, Economic Opportunity, Community, or Place & Planet)?
Does the project include a diverse group of stakeholders and participants across age, race, and gender?
Does this project bring together residents in the Santa Monica community? For our third round of Microgrants, we hope to support projects that benefit the community by sharing learning, tools, and strategies.
How will the idea/project continue to make an impact after the Microgrant period?
The City of Santa Monica's Office of Civic Wellbeing has closed.
Our work continues as Civic Wellbeing Partners, a non-governmental organization, and we will continue to update this website and our social media. Stay tuned!