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Getty Images Offers $30,000 in Grants to Instagram Photographers

The stock image company is leveraging Instagram’s unique documentation of “underrepresented communities.”

Screenshot of Getty Images' Instagram account.

Stock image giant Getty will be offering a $30,000 grant program to users of photo-sharing platform Instagram to “document stories from underrepresented communities around the world.” Instagram has increasingly become a repository for some of the most facsinating visual material out there, with an army of citizen-shutterbugs and artists constantly posting a prolific quantity of images. And Getty, trying to reach out into the new frontiers of where pretty pictures come from these days, is challenging the reach and grasp of these vibrant Instagram communities, by seeing if they can step in where many established photographers cannot.

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Sponsored Post: Win a Grant to Improve Your Community

Got a great idea to make your neighborhood better? Whether it's saving a park or creating public art, make it happen with a Pepsi Refresh grant.


This post is in partnership with Pepsi Refresh Project

Are you up to the challenge of improving your community? If you've got a creative idea to energize and inspire your neighborhood, then submit a grant application to the Pepsi Refresh Project!

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Lumni: Investing in College Students as If They Were Companies

Social enterprise Lumni makes paying for college a collective investment instead of an individual one.

With the cost of higher education spiraling ever upwards, creative ideas for footing tuition bills are more important than ever. But what if paying for college became a collective investment instead of an individual one? That's the thinking behind Lumni, a 9-year-old social enterprise that helps finance the cost of college for students in exchange for a fixed percentage of their future earnings over a set period of time.

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Entrepreneur Offers Grants for Kids Who "Stop Out" of School

Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, is launching a grant program to get young adults to conceive of new businesses.

Is it just me or are entrepreneurs always remarking on how schools aren't good at preparing students to start businesses? Well, Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, an early investor in Facebook, and the president of Clarium Capital, is putting his money where his and all his peers' mouths are: He's starting a grant program to fund new businesses run by young people under the age of 20.

No, he's not encouraging them to drop out of school. He calls it "stopping out of school"—or, even more charitably, giving them the opportunity to avoid the insanely high cost of college these days.

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