Today we’re launching a new initiative called 100 Days of US to help people take local action in response to pressing national concerns during the first 100 days of the next presidential administration.
Every new president comes to office with an agenda for their first 100 days. It’s just as important for people and communities to set their own agenda. At Sprout, we’ll be investing $100,000 directly in people who are ready to stand up and take action to protect and support what’s most important to them.
You can participate in 100 Days of US in four ways:
- Use the hashtag #100days to share what you will do to take civic action during the first 100 days of the new administration
- Joining the 100 Days of US Meetup Group to host or attend a community meeting and plan your local response
- Make a donation on the crowdfunding platform Crowdrise to help grow the pool of funds to support #100days projects
- Help expand and improve the initiative by volunteering your time and skills
In the coming weeks, a complete project application process will be made available on the web where anyone in the Pittsburgh region can submit project proposals that may be eligible for local funding support. All supported projects will start in the first 100 days following the inauguration of the next President of the United States on January 20, 2017.
Our initial investment will provide small-scale grants to Pittsburgh-based projects, but we want to help others bring 100 Days of US to their communities all across the country. If you’re interested in bringing 100 Days of US to your community, contact us.
100 Days of US is a non-partisan community effort with a goal of empowering people to act locally in response to important national issues facing the country. Learn more at 100daysof.us.