Our era filled with climate change crises, economic gaps and instabilities, and political distrust is in great need of adaptive changes both locally and globally.
Innovation and creativity are key to our future. Individuals and startups have great potential to make an impact on their communities and others by sharing their results.
A call for resources
Not all emerging entrepreneurs can access the capital they need. When they cannot find the financial support to begin, they often give up.
We offer opportunity
Stardust proudly helps emerging, world-conscious businesses and startups with funding, networking, and promotional support.
funded Spring 2017
Aspiring impact entrepreneurs
are the key to a brighter future.
Listening to their ideas and supporting their projects gives them a chance to try something new, fill a gap, and impact their local communities. We provide emerging entrepreneurs and early-stage startups with initial funding and a platform for sharing, so that others may become inspired by their work, make connections, and see from new perspectives.
We focus on issues that matter.
Food & Water accessibility
Great mental health means keeping our minds stable, conscious, self-aware, curious, and positive, while plant-based nutrition, outdoor activity, and quality body treatment is the key for great physical health. Projects we fund in health are focused on these key elements.
Environment & behavior
renewing & reusing
Sustainability projects we fund explore smart solutions that promote accessibility and renewability. We strive to live in harmony with our environment and learn from it in order to help ourselves. Natural elements and resources are ours to harness if we can do it with great respect for the Earth.
The value of education depends on its accessibility for all and affordability, more than anything. We all have a right to be curious, learn, and grow. Stardust values openness and transparency that cultivates this curiosity and the cooperation that allows knowledge to be shared.
This is an organization that cares deeply about its causes and focuses on making sure every dollar goes to make an impact. Their stories are inspiring. Their impact is tangible.Erin MoloneyDirector of Marketing, Perficient Digital
This is a great organization that has turned the loss of a loved one into a healing and helpful process to help creatives in sustainability, health, and learning.A.J. HobbsMassage Therapist and Holistic Healer
We just won the World Vision pitch to get $30,000! Thank you for being the first organization to believe in us. We'll continue working hard to realize our goal.The Lumbrick TeamStartup, Micro-grant Recipient
If you are an inventor or trying to do something good for the world, Stardust is your best option for a micro-grant. They are also like family.Ethan KraussInventor, Micro-grant Recipient
On behalf of Alex and myself, I would like to express how grateful we are to be partners with Stardust on this challenging journey. The road ahead is full of hurdles but we have never felt as confident as we do now as we begin to catch our stride.Adam RivaCEO and Founder, Dragonfly Effect Naturals
I am truly grateful that your organization has given [our initiative] a gentle push to make kids' lives worthwhile. Thank you for believing in us!Ihonwa SylvesterFounder, Educate A Child Initiative
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Get involved with Stardust
There are many different ways to join us as we brighten the sky and brighten the future. See each column for details.
See your money make real impact by helping fund brilliant entrepreneurs and startups all over the world. Make one-time or recurring contributions, or help us fundraise.Donate now
If you're an emerging entrepreneur, innovator, or inventor of any kind and have an idea for a project within our 3 focus areas, don't hesitate to apply for a microgrant!Apply now
Join our growing online network for entrepreneurs and business-people
The Stardust Entrepreneurial Network (SEN): a collaborative place where our past and present micro-grant recipients network with trusted entrepreneurs who help them continue to grow, learn, and change the world.