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Technical platform and list of challenge and prize competitions, all of which are run by more than 80 agencies under the federal government. These include technical, scientific, ideation, and creative competitions where the U.S. government seeks innovative solutions from the public, bringing the best ideas and talent together to solve mission-centric problems.

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Funding Database

Foundation Center

Comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed

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Crowdfunding

Fundly

Free online donation platform for any size fundraiser to raise funds from family, friends, and the community.

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Grant or Scholarship

New York Foundation Grants

Grants support organization and advoacy groups with community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources,

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Investment

Better Ventures

Venture capital firm providing funding to companies creating scalable, technology-driven social impact projects with initial investments of $25,000-$200,000 in early-stage

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship