Offer: Pepsi Refresh Project: Jan-Dec 2010 (US Residents for US based programs only)
Pepsi is launching the Refresh project, a grants scheme providing millions of dollars to fund good ideas, big and small, that make the world a better place. Pepsi has up to $1.3 million in Refresh grants to give out every month, ranging from $5000 through to $250,000. The social investment campaign, online at www.refresheverything.com, is being presented as Pepsi’s alternative to spending on television advertising at the SuperBowl this year.
From January 13 US residents can submit an idea online at refresheverything.com, choosing categories of health, arts and culture, food and shelter, the planet, neighborhoods, and education. From February 1, 2010, visitors to the site will be able to vote on ideas, with the first 32 awards being announced on March 1. For more information on the process read the Doing Good: 101 information toolkit.
Each month, submissions will be accepted from the 1st through the 15th, or until we receive 1,000 ideas, whichever comes first. The exception is during January, when submissions will be accepted starting the 13th. Submissions will be reviewed and approved projects will be posted and can then be voted on for the entire month following submission.
The submissions process is designed to clarify and hone your idea, and as a way for us to filter ideas that are inappropriate or illegal. Read the small print here (check back 1/13).
We're looking for projects that are beneficial, achievable, constructive, and "shovel-ready" (meaning it can be finished within 12 months of funding.)
Keep in mind, too, that you can save your work and come back later and revise what you've already filled-out. You can even start working on your project before submissions are open for the next month.