Since September 2015, we’ve given $42,500 in grants
to the amazing projects, startups, and businesses you’ll
learn about below. Click on each one to learn more!
The projects selected for funding present creative solutions to relevant problems in their communities and the world.
We value taking the time to meet and keep up with each one of our brilliant, hard-working micro-grant recipients.
More than money
We’re an organization that gives grants, but our goal is also to move ideas to get the conversation going about topics that matter.
As Stardust transitions to a Donor-Advised Fund model, the five early-stage startups below are awaiting their microgrant funding through contributions made by our Impact Angel Investors. Part of our goal to be impact first is also to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as anchor points. These specific projects were chosen not only because they fit our criteria for social and environmental impact and innovation, but also because of the way they reflect at least 2 of the 17 SDGs.
Efficient and Ecological Long Conservation
Bag for Sub-Saharan African Farmers
Reusable Takeout Container Service Supporting
Restaurateurs in their Waste Reduction
Nonprofit Boosting Mental Fitness Through
Accessible Workshops and Activities
Reusable Takeout Container Service Making
Zero Waste Living Easy and Affordable
Current and past projects
We continue to support and stay in touch with the impact entrepreneurs to whom we’ve granted during past funding cycles. Although some of our criteria for microgrant applications has been adjusted and reworked over the years, all of these projects have made positive social and/or environmental impact in their communities and continue to inspire in a huge way.
Biotechnological Device Helping Bees
Fight Parasites and Contaminants
Low-Consumption Indoor Air Cooling
System Based on Thermodynamics
Reinventing Bulk Food Distribution and
Logistics for Consumers and Shopkeepers
Service Recovery Strategies
Providing Aquatic Tanks to Reduce
Stress in Those Suffering From PTSD
Tampa Bay, FL
Diversifying Natural Cashew Products to
Create Jobs and Decrease Food Waste
Building a Film-Based Creative
Economy for Social Impact
Forming Greener Habits for
Millennials Through Everyday Tech
Los angeles, ca
Dragonfly Effect Naturals
A Holistic Products Company
with a 1:1 Giving Philosophy
Improving the Affordability and Accessibility
of Alternative Fuel Sources for Refugees
A Wallet Company Promoting Community
Development Through Economic Empowerment
Self-Sustaining Faith-Based Detox and
Rehabilitation Center for Women
carteret county, nc
Poverty Reduction Through
Food Security in Rural Ghana