Grants up to $5,000 for young people with great ideas – apply by June 15

Program Now Offering Up To $5,000 To Innovative Young People

            Most high school and college campuses are now closed. Most students are stuck at home, often filling the hours with TikTok and other social media outlets.  But for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have a new idea or dream they’re trying to pursue, there’s now an opportunity to apply for a grant to make those ideas and dreams a reality.

            The nonprofit Hunter Brooks Watson Memorial Fund offers competitive grants from $500 to $5,000 for those between the ages of 16 and 25. Its focus is on providing financial assistance to help passionate young men and women further their interests and innovative ideas in fields such as the performing arts, technology, music and entrepreneurship.

            The Fund is now accepting applications for the next grant cycle. Applications can be submitted online between now and June 15, 2020. There is no application fee or any other cost for applicants for this grant program. Applicants need not be in high school or college, only to have demonstrated enthusiasm and passion in developing a new idea or business.

            To date the Fund has helped more than 40  young people expand online businesses, finance music production facilities, attend international relations conferences, develop new social media apps, and undertake a variety of other innovative programs. The Fund provides direct grants to help finance these projects, and also offers mentoring support to help move the awarded projects forward.

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100 apartments at 4840 Mission Street available for lease through DAHLIA San Francisco Housing Portal!

Households must have a minimum monthly income of two times the rent. Households must earn no more than the gross monthly income listed below: Applications and more info available on DAHLIA San Francisco Housing Portal:

The applications deadline is September 28th, 2023 at 5PM. Applications must be submitted online at from September 7 to September 28, 2023. For assistance, contact one of the housing counseling agencies listed at

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Income and other restrictions apply. Section 8 welcome. Equal Housing Opportunity.

            The Memorial Fund was created in honor of Hunter Brooks Watson, a young man tragically killed as a passenger in a distracted driving accident just prior to entering his junior year at Syracuse University. Its funding focus is inspired by Hunter’s talents and accomplishments in music, performing, starting a business, and computer technology.

            Further information about the Memorial Fund, its programs, and the grant application itself, is available online at  The free application process must be completed by June 15, 2020.