Receive Grant Money for Your Act of Kindness Project

Submit your idea for a charitable act to win the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant of $250.

We want to help make the world better, one kindness at a time. The Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant was created to help people who have great ideas to spread kindness but may need additional funding to implement their project. In order to be considered, submit your idea and let us know what you would accomplish with an extra $250.

Two Kindness Grants were awarded last August:
Mindy Oursley (Canton, OH), a 4th grade teacher, started a Kindness Club for 3rd and 4th grade students in her school.
Ashley and Dustin Beeler (Bloomington, IN) started a local chapter of The Little Free Pantry – an important resource for free and nutritious foods as well as hygiene and household items for their community’s impoverished and homeless individuals.

The next Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant will be awarded February 1, 2020.
Submit your idea no later than January 15, by filling out the
The winner will receive a $250 check to be used for their act of kindness project.

Large or small, acts of kindness matter. Kindness is never wasted, it’s contagious and can have profound consequences – a ripple effect. While you can’t always see the direct outcome, such altruism ripples out and touches many lives.

This award is in honor of Matt Kurtz, (1985-2017), a young man whose personal philosophy was to live an honorable, compassionate and non-judgmental life. To give for the sake of giving, to expect nothing in return, to be aware of the world around him and to step in to help others without being asked whenever he saw the need. Matt believed in the ripple effect of a simple act of kindness – like a pebble dropped in water, it goes on and on. You can find out more about how Matt lived his life, examples of his many acts of kindness, big and small, and why this award was created on

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Jackie Kurtz is a blogger who is on a mission to make the world better, one kindness at a time. When her son died tragically, she started a kindness website and blog as a tribute to him. In his 32 years he impacted more lives than most people do in a lifetime. Her favorite quote is, “Even if we disagree about everything, we can still be kind to each other.” – Matthew L. Jacobson You can connect with Jackie on her website or through email.

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