This funding cycle, we received 83 online submissions and 16 completed applications for micro-grants. These top three contenders showed us their determination,professionalism,andpassion for encouraging health, nutrition, and radically important lifestyle changes. Please take the time to click around on our website to learn more about each project and its impact on different communities and to learn more about the brilliant entrepreneurs themselves!
It's wonderful to know that as of this week, The
Stardust-Startup Factory has supported 11 projects and given out $22,000 in grants. We're excited for everything that's to come!
Adam Riva with Dragonfly Effect Naturals
A holistic products company with a 1:1 giving philosophy
Thank you to our generous donors for giving us the opportunity to give to others!
🌹Nicolette LaPalme: new Stardust staff member!
We are proud to welcome Nicolette LaPalme into the core Stardust staff team as an ongoing writer, interviewer, and content creator! Nicolette has been working with us for about a year, previously as a blogging intern, and now as our primary writer for our monthly newsletter, The Constellation, which was also her idea.
In her words: “I started working for Stardust because I wanted internship experience, but as I learned more about the people and purpose of
Stardust, I really started to feel like I was part of something important and meaningful. I have had a lot of fun and have gained a lot of experience, thanks to Camille and Jean's trust in me, and I really hope to become a valuable part of this organization.”
Nicolette is passionate about the Japanese language (she was
Japanese National Honors Society President in high school), meditation and spirituality (president of thee Meditation Club at her college and co-founder of NovaPrana, a nonprofit offering freelance meditation and mindfulness services in Northern Virginia), lacrosse (captain of her lacrosse team in high
school), traveling, make up, and of course writing. The academic achievements she has received throughout her years of education are extensive and impressive. She is also on the waitlist to be accepted into Georgetown University, but if she does not get in, she will be taking a gap year to focus on Stardust and getting her writing published in literary magazines, as well as getting a part-time job to save some money.
Nicolette is a well-rounded, passionate, and determined young person and the perfect addition to our Stardust staff.
🌹 Stardust mugs and grocery totes now available!
Our official Stardust merchandise is finally available for purchase. If you need shipping outside the U.S., please contact us directly. Orders will be mailed as soon as possible!
Stardust 'Sustainability' Grocery Tote
The perfect reusable grocery tote for your next trip to the store.
Our beta memberships went live in November of 2017 and since then we've heard feedback and have been improving our content, guides, and online presence as much as possible. The membership site (where members can log in and see content organized by theme and
stage of the journey) is still in progress but the website is finished. Make sure to check out the five theme pages:
Feel free to leave us feedback on the website's look and usability.
Change in the world comes from individuals, from the inner peace in individual hearts. Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching