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The Catalyst Campaign: Donate Now to Help Fund CC's Catalyst Grants

Creative Commons Catalyst Campaign Banner

Some friends over at Creative Commons tell me that they’re launching a new grant program. The awards range from $1,000—$10,000. They’re going to start distributing funds as early as August, so apply right away if you’ve got a good idea. I’m really psyched to see them making funding available to the general public like this. I’ve got a couple ideas of my own that might be eligible so be ready for some tough competition.

UPDATE: If you like the program, you should support it by donating today!

Here’s the official announcement:

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We’re thrilled today to announce the launch of the Catalyst Campaign – from now through June 30, Creative Commons is raising money to fund our recently-launched <a href="http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Grants">Catalyst Grants</a> program.

Catalyst Grants will make it possible for individuals and organizations to harness the power of Creative Commons. A grant might enable a group in a developing country to research how Open Educational Resources can positively impact its community. Another could support a study of entrepreneurs using Creative Commons licenses to create a new class of socially responsible businesses. Anyone may apply for a Catalyst Grant, which ranges from $1,000-$10,000.

But we can't do it without your help

Thanks to the Milan Chamber of Commerce which has generously donated EUR 10,000 to jumpstart the effort!

Will you join in?

Advocate: Take a moment to spread the word about the Catalyst Campaign and Grants program on your blog and social networks with our banners and buttons.

Donate: If you give $75 or more, you can become the proud owner of one of these bright and cheerful, limited edition “I Love to Share” t-shirts. Every bit helps so give what you can today to ignite openness and innovation around the world! </blockquote>