They need our votes! Who are the innovators, the dreamers, and the doers who make Mountain View a better place to live and work? It’s up to us to decide! ‘Inspire Mountain View’ needs the community to vote today.
Vote for your favorite entry in each category.
You can vote for one entry each in the $25,000 category, the $50,000 category, and the $100,000 category. There will be three winners selected — one for each of the three grant levels. Public Voting will end on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:59 PM PDT.
Judging is done in two stages. First, a group of Mountain View leaders and representatives of the donor companies made their selection on finalists for each of the three grant levels. Now the highest scoring proposals are posted online for the public to vote on. That’s where you come in! Go here to vote.
The Inspire Mountain View Community Challenge is a grant contest for three grants, one for $25,000, one for $50,000, and one for $100,000 to address issues and/or improve the quality of life in Mountain View, California. The primary goal of this contest is to develop innovative new ways to improve the community.
When you arrive on the “vote” landing page, you’ll see the names of all the organizations and if you click on each one you can see what they plan on doing with the grant, if they are selected as the winner. They have 1 year to complete the project and it must benefit the entire community of Mountain View, including people working and living in the city.
These are the finalists and now it’s up to you:
In the $100k category: Community Services Agency, Downtown Streets Team, Family Engagement Institute (FEI) at FHDA, JustREAD, Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Soulforce Leadership, and Study.com LLC.
In the $50k category: Alta Vista HS and Olimpico Learning, Canopy with Living Classroom, SIREN, We are Mountain View, and Youth Drama for All.
In the $25k category: ALearn, Avenidas, Community School of Music & Arts, EqOpTech Inc. and Mission Be Inc.
This contest is organized and managed by the Los Altos Community Foundation and is sponsored by Google, LinkedIn, Symantec and Synopsys.
All 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving Mountain View were eligible to apply. Criteria for selecting finalists included how innovative and creative the idea was, whether there will be a measurable impact for people who live and work in Mountain View, and if the idea can be replicated in tother communities. Much more information is available on the website. Please vote! I’m proud of how mindful and compassionate my community is! I love Mountain View.