$25,000 USD Global Change Grants For Leaders 2024/2025


The Incite Institute’s Global Change Program (GCP) provides $10,000 to $25,000 USD grants to leaders of community-based initiatives that address some of the world’s most pressing issues. In addition to financial assistance, grantees receive intellectual support from Incite and other Columbia University centers.

We are currently accepting submissions for the Global Change Program grantee cohort 2024-2025.

Research and Global Change Description

The Global Change Program, launched in 2023, is a grant initiative designed to assist individuals throughout the world who are leading projects or campaigns that further our goal of putting assembly at the center of efforts to make society more just and equitable.

Climate change, educational access, interstate warfare, public health issues, and data transparency are just a few of the major worries that communities worldwide face. Incite’s Global Change Program supports activists, scholars, organizers, artists, and others working in communities most directly impacted by such issues. GCP helps leaders in these communities lead programs that apply innovative, knowledge-based solutions—derived from academic research and/or personal or community experience—to a specific circumstance.

GCP grantees receive financial assistance ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.Furthermore, Incite intends to support GCP projects via its own network of professors, researchers, and activists. Awardees will stay in the field for the award year while receiving intellectual support from Incite, such as facilitated collaboration with a center or institute of their choice at Columbia University.

In 2023, a GCP pilot grant supported Allison Benson-Hernandez of Re-Imagenemos, an initiative that is fostering the country’s first national-level discussion about inequality through a series of community forums in Colombia. Hundreds of people from various social backgrounds and professional viewpoints worked together during these meetings to create a plan of community-led initiatives to combat inequality. You can find out more about Allison’s GCP grant experience here.

Application Process

To submit a proposal to the Global Change Program, click the button below. Click here to see an overview of the complete application. Only entries made via Google Forms will be reviewed.


Who can apply to this program?

GCP welcomes activists, scholars, organizers, artists, and other leaders from all over the world with compelling ideas for community-based change-making initiatives.

Should I apply as an individual or an organization?

Instead of organizations, GCP funds individuals or small groups of people. The application does not require an organizational affiliation. However, we acknowledge that the applicant and project described in the application may be related with an organization’s operations.

What can grant money be used for?

Grant funds may be used to support efforts related to the project indicated in the submission. May I support the initiative?