Grants / The ShareYourself/Front Porch Forum Grant
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Provided by Front Porch Forum

Offering $1,000

Status: Awarded

ShareYourself/Front Porch Forum Grant

ShareYourself (SYS) is a social impact project management platform and social community designed to incubate and accelerate impactful community projects.

Front Porch Forum (FPF) is a free community e-newsletter service that is available across  Vermont and parts of New York, whose mission is to help neighbors connect and build community.  

SYS and FPF are collaborating to offer grant support for community projects in selected communities around Vermont.  The goal of the collaboration is to support neighbors in working together to turn good ideas into successful projects that benefit the community. 

To pilot test this collaboration, 8 grants of $1000 each are available for selected communities within the Front Porch Forum platform. Any FPF member in any of the following forums can use the free tools at to organize a project and apply for a grant:


Saint Johnsbury Area


Barre City


Grant open date: 11/11 to 11/22 

Decision date: 11/25

Lindsey Berk
Porter Knight
Moira Smiley
Charlotte Blend
Lynda Menard
Anna Rubin
ShareYourself Grant Qualification Checklist 

In order for your project to qualify for the grant, it must meet the minimum requirements outlined below: 

First Stage: Jump in and get started


Second Stage: Get your Project

  • Have at least 3 team members on your project
  • Follow 5 different projects/members (excluding SYS team members) 
  • Create at least two project updates on the ShareYourself platform per week
  • Create multiple milestones and tasks by using the project management features on ShareYourself  

Additional information:

  • The grant money must be used to benefit the project, not the recipient.
  • The project must have a social impact mission.
  • Grants are awarded to projects that demonstrate progress, viability, and strong involvement from the project creator and tribe members.
Am I elibigle?
Eligibility is dependent on the parameters in the grant description under the General Info tab.

Who is deciding the grant winners? Back to top
Winners are decided by members of the ShareYourself staff. We select winners during a meeting dedicated to thoroughly reviewing each individual application and project.

How do we decide the grant winners? Back to top
Grant winners are chosen based on the following criteria:
  • The project must meet the grant criteria; whether it’s location or theme.
  • The quality of steps taken towards completion of requirements.
  • Active interaction with the ShareYourself platform by both the project creator and their team.
    • Activity is defined as demonstrating progress on the development of the project, which includes:
      • Frequency of logins
      • Opening and closing tasks and milestones
      • Creating detailed, creative and authentic tasks and milestones
      • Sharing updates
  • Active communication with the ShareYourself team regarding the project.
  • Demonstration of enthusiasm and dedication for the project, social/environmental impact, and action the project requires in order to succeed.

What stage should my idea be? Back to top
We accept projects that are at any stage of completion. In fact, we encourage new projects so that the applicant is able to collaborate and share ideas with the ShareYourself community.

What is the timeline? Back to top
The timeline for each grant application will be listed under the General Info tab.

Can my idea be an international venture/project or does my project need to be based in the USA? Back to top
This depends on the grant, to find out if you meet the guidelines read the parameters in the grant description under the General Info tab.

What are my chances of winning? Back to top
The majority of our grants are awarded to multiple applicants, if you demonstrate that you have a dedication to improving our world - then you will have a higher chance of winning the grant.