Small Grants . . .
Up to $500 Grants
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About the 2009 Grants - Think SMALL DREAM Big
WabiSabi is seeking to fund creative projects that promise to change the course of history, or atleast our history
To design a project that will serve the greatest good of our community. How can we positively impact our environment, our children, and our future? Show us your brilliant idea and we will show you the money
WabiSabi's "Make a Difference in Moab Fund" is a grant to make these dreams come true.
Grant applications for Make-A-Difference-In-Moab are accepted twice a year. The application deadlines are April 15th and September 15th.
Wabi Sabi’s board of directors has established the make a Difference in Moab Fund to help individuals bring their innovative projects to life. The goal is to watch the winning projects (and their creators) with appropriate agencies that will enable the project to develop and benefit the Moab community. Projects being considered must demonstrate a clear desire to serve our community and assist in our effort to improve the quality of life in our town, our region, and our world.
The fund awards small grants, up to $500, to those projects that demonstrate ways to improve our environment, enhance our quality of living, or increase our sustainability as individuals and as a community. The fund is open to all individuals who's work is making a difference in Moab.
Making A Difference In Moab: Sustainable Gardening Workshop
The Youth Garden Project will offer Sustainable Gardening Workshops. The workshops will teach sustainable agricultural practices that empower people to create a more sustainable food system and strengthen community by building future food security through more small home gardens. The average distance from farm to plate for the average American meal is 1500 miles. By encouraging people to grow or raise their own food, the workshops intend to decrease carbon released to bring food to Moab.
Workshops in the series will include: “Get Going and Get Growing, Soil and Composting Basics, Cold-frames and the K-11 Kutter, Intro to Irrigation, Container Gardening with Edible Plants, Garden Insects, Planning Your Fall and Winter Garden, Edible Garden Tour, Introduction to Jelly Making, Behind The Scenes at Castle Valley Creamery, Basics of Hunting/Animal Husbandry and Tree Utah Planting.
Making A Difference in Moab: Teaching teens CPR
Two CPR classes were held at Club Red for Moab's teens. The classes were taught by Michele Hill and provided video instruction in conjunction with hands on skills. Our thanks go out to the Fire Department for use of the CPR Actar Training Manikens, which they supplied free of charge for each of these trainings days. And to the Club Red Staff for their support to calendar the trainings and for providing the technical assistance running the DVD equipment.
Making A Difference in Moab: Moab Taiko Dan
Moab Taiko Dan is a group of diverse individuals who join together to practice the Japanese art of Taiko drumming. Moab Taiko Dan's Make a Difference grant is being used to build a new drum. More about Moab Taiko Dan...
Making A Difference in Moab: With Spanish Pre-Natal Classes
Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center now offers free Spanish pre-natal and baby care classes to the public. WabiSabi’s “Make a Difference in Moab” grant has partially funded this project which offers twenty five different Spanish lessons on a variety of topics. The DVD lessons are very informative and answer many questions that expectant mothers may have concerning different stages of pregnancy and baby care. Moab’s Multicultural Center is working with Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center to provide interpreters for this program.
After completing ten lessons, the expectant Mom receives a free new infant car seat. Southeastern Utah Health Department is working with Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center to provide the tenth lesson on car seat safety. Moms also earn coupons to spend in the baby store as they complete each lesson.
Anyone interested in these classes should call 259-5433 or come to Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center located at 115 West 200 South (next to the Moab Valley Multicultural Center). Classes in English are offered Monday through Thursday from 9:00-4:00 on a walk in basis. Spanish classes are offered on Wednesdays by appointment only. Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center also provides free pregnancy tests and free confidential counseling.