People with good ideas to create change in Howard County have only 10 more days until the Sept. 16th deadline to submit a proposal in the Changemaker Challenge that is being sponsored jointly by the Horizon Foundation and Central Maryland United Way. Individuals, teams and nonprofit organizations are invited to pitch a big idea and have a chance to potentially receive up to $25,000 in prize money. Ideas are not limited to specific categories and could focus on people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, health, the environment, social justice, children, teens, older adults or a host of other issue areas. The Changemaker Challenge helps uncover unexpected leaders who are continuously committed to bringing positive change to Howard County and to spark new ways of thinking throughout the community. We are looking for applicants who have creative, innovative ideas about ways to improve the lives of Howard County residents.
Applicants do not need to be attached to a non-profit organization. The Changemaker Challenge celebrates all types of leaders – people from a variety of organizations, walks of life, affiliations, and more. We welcome anyone who has a good idea to improve their community To give you an idea of the projects that were funded in the first Challenge here are the winner's projects: