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Improve Your Community

Improve Your Community

Do you have a good idea for improving your community? Share your plan to creatively move your community forward and you’ll be eligible for a $2,500 grant.

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The Specifics

Our communities shape how we live our lives, how we treat others, and how we see the world. How are you positively affecting your community? Inspired by the GOOD Ideas for Cities series, we want to hear about creative ideas you have to uplift your community. Perhaps you would create a mobile app to enable your neighbors to meet each other, start a rock-climbing club for local youth, or organize a street fair to highlight diverse cultures in your area. Tell us how you’d like to see your community thrive and you could win $2,500 to make it happen.

The Improve Your Community challenge is open for submissions from August 13 to September 26 (noon Pacific Time). From September 27 to October 11 (noon Pacific Time), we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the GOOD community in selecting the winner.

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Submission tips:

  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Write at least 3-5 sentences that explain how the $2,500 award will enable you to implement your idea.
  • If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at

GOOD Ideas for Cities pairs creative-problem solvers with civic challenges proposed by urban leaders across the country. Learn more and see videos of recent events at

GOOD Ideas for Cities is a partnership of GOOD and CEOs for Cities with support from ArtPlace.

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from August 13 noon PT to September 26 noon PT. Individuals, nonprofits and groups are eligible.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be activated with $2,500. Let us know how you’re going to put this money to work!
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from September 27 noon PT to October 11 noon PT.
  • The project that receives the most votes will win $2,500 to implement their idea.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • Read all the rules.

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Do you have a good idea for improving your community? Share your plan to creatively move your community forward at and you’ll be eligible to win $1,000!

by Jusuquett
about 1 year ago | Reply

Do you have a good idea for improving your community? Share your plan to creatively move your community forward at and you’ll be eligible to win $1,000!

by Jusuquett
about 1 year ago | Reply

I have a great community idea I posted on, can I also enter that for the chance to win $2500?

by pfrancisco110
about 1 year ago | Reply

awesome girl

by kfassbin
over 3 years ago | Reply

So excited to hear about and be able to support such healing work - gratitude and best wishes to you all!

by Ginger Murphy
over 3 years ago | Reply

Love the Idea!

by rosemarysimplyme2011
over 3 years ago | Reply

In Shashemane, Ethiopia, young people are associated with criminal behaviour. Many of them are extremely poor and unemployed. The Athlyi Rogers Pan-African Youth Center is seeking a matching grant of US $2,500 to finance the construction of production and retail sale space for youth involved a programme of culture-based study, micro-enterprise and exchange in Shashemane, Ethiopia. Projects already underway and needing a 'home' base from which to work are a handicraft group called Shashemane Youth Creations (check Facebook page) and the Shashemane Youth Theatre which aims to become an established community institution. The building construction will involve the beneficiaries themselves,in the use of indigenous materials and technologies and the space will demonstrate possibilities for green living in low-income spaces. The youth are being encouraged to experiment with renewable energy, reusing, recycling and sustainable use of natural and cultural resources.

by athlyirogers
over 3 years ago | Reply

This is wonderful. godspeed.

by optiMizer
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, August 13

Submission Ended
Wednesday, September 26
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, September 27

Voting Ended
Thursday, October 11
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Monday, October 15

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