ActivismX mini grant

Apply for an ActivismX Mini Grant

Amnesty International USA’s Special Initiative Fund (SIF) is a resource for ActivismX participants to apply for mini grants up to $250. These funds can support AIUSA student group projects within SIF guidelines outlined below. Only AIUSA student groups are eligible to apply for these grants.

If your application is approved, you will be sent an approval letter to sign and return before you can receive a check from Amnesty International USA. You must submit receipts for your expenses and an expense verification form, as well as a short evaluation of your project once completed. For SIF mini grant questions, please contact [email protected].

Projects funded by SIF need to have the potential to substantially advance Amnesty International‘s mission in two or more of the following ways:

  • Educate the public about human rights issues
  • Enhance Amnesty International’s visibility in the community
  • Recruit new Amnesty International members
  • Stimulate Amnesty International membership activism
  • Foster multicultural development in AIUSA
  • Have human rights impact on both US and other governmental policies and practices
  • Strengthen area and regional collaboration amongst AIUSA groups
  • Support networking with human rights organizations

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be part of registered AIUSA student groups and signed up for the ActivismX campus competition
  • Applicants should be submitted before the event takes place; grants will not be awarded for actions that are already completed
  • Projects must be completed during the ActivismX competition window (by October 9)
  • Projects must be aligned with AIUSA’s position on the two issue areas for the competition and not in violation with any of AIUSA’s policies