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by Julie Ma

June 11, 2012

The organization has funded a range of projects, from large-scale nonprofits like Team Rubicon, a disaster relief veterans service organization, to smaller-scale ideas like Foster Care To College, which focuses on building support systems for young adults leaving the foster care system for higher education.

Since its start in 2002, has invested in 49 projects, invested over $175,000, and convened over 1,600 Millennials in person and over 22,000 online. After June 3, the organization will have distributed more than $200,000 in total to millennial-led projects.

From now until June 11 at noon PST, individuals or teams can submit their ideas online to spur young adult civic engagement online. The selected winner from each state will win an all-expense paid trip to attend the summit and a $500 starter fund to kick off the idea. Public voting will run from June 11 to June 29, noon PST. At the summit, participants will have the opportunity to vie for an additional $25,000 in funding. To apply, click on your state: California, North CarolinaPennsylvaniaFlorida and Michigan.

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