Friday, October 16, 2009

BRICKS for Young Adults receives Sprout Fund Seed Award

It is with great enthusiasm that I can announce that BRICKS for Young Adults has been named a recipient of a 2009 Sprout Fund Seed Award. What is this, you ask. Why is this a big deal? WELL. Its huge. The Sprout Fund provides "seed" money for organizations and individuals with ideas for community-based initiatives that engage young people in the region. For BRICKS, this refers to the cancer stories/awareness/resource booklet we are developing. With funding from the Sprout Fund, we will be able to proceed with booklet production, meaningful distribution, and outreach. Most importantly, we will be able to put this booklet in the hands of young adults in western Pennsylvania FREE OF CHARGE to them.

About the Sprout Fund:

The Sprout Fund enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. Founded in 2001, Sprout facilitates community-led solutions to regional challenges and supports efforts to create a thriving, progressive, and culturally diverse region. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, The Sprout Fund is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies on issues related to civic engagement, talent attraction and retention, public art, and catalytic small-scale funding. With ongoing local support and continued appreciation by the communities it serves, The Sprout Fund will continue to catalyze creative solutions to pressing challenges, engage people in community conversations, respond to the needs of its target audiences, open doors to civic participation, and promote responsible stewardship of community interests.

For more information about the Sprout Fund, and what they do, please visit their website

More details about our project are coming soon, so please stay tuned. This was the good stuff I referred to in an earlier post, its here! Im so excited that the many, many hours I put into the grant proposal paid off. Many thanks to the people who looked over the proposal for me, gave input and support, and for everyone involved in the booklet project. This award will TRULY help seed something wonderful.


  1. Wonderful news, Charissa!!! So excited to see your hard work with the grant paid off. The booklet project sounds amazing. :)


  2. I've been following your blog for a few months now, and I'm so happy to see you received the funding for this - congrats!