Empowering Communities, Delivering Results

After each seminar, participants are eligible to apply for the Alumni TIES small grant. Alumni TIES small grants (up to $10,000 USD per grant) are awarded on a competitive basis, based on the proposed project’s connection to the seminar’s theme, innovation, feasibility, realistic timeline, and participatory approach to community engagement.

Since 2016, the Alumni TIES program has awarded 172 small grants to Alumni TIES participants. These small grant projects have affected the lives of people in 230 communities around the world.

Learn about these Alumni TIES community changemakers by reading their impact stories!

By the Numbers

790 Seminar Participants from February 2016 to March 2021

490
Women

298
Men

2
Non-binary

Alumni TIES Participants represent

144
Countries

7
World Regions

21 Seminars in 11 Countries, 8 U.S. Cities, and 2 Virtual Seminars

172
Small Grant Projects in

230
communities around the world, and growing!