Diabetes Hands Foundation Announces DHF Seeds Grant Finalists
Public to vote on videos produced by finalists in phase two of grant application process
BERKELEY, CA: May 1, 2012 – Today Diabetes Hands Foundation announced the 16 finalists in the 2012 DHF Seeds micro-grant program. DHF Seeds, which will now award nine US$2,000 micro-grants, is made possible, in part, through funding provided by Sanofi US Diabetes.
The finalist proposals received the highest scores in their respective categories from our judges and will move on to the second phase of the DHF Seeds micro-grants application process.
The finalists are listed below alphabetically by category.
Category: Connecting people touched by diabetes
Category: Educating and informing people about diabetes
Category: Empowering people living with diabetes
Each finalist will produce a 3-minute video explaining their proposal: what they plan to do, who would benefit, and why this proposal deserves the public’s support. These videos will be posted on the Diabetes Hands Foundation’s Vimeo channel [https://vimeo.com/diabeteshf/] for a public vote.
Voting will run from Monday, May 21st through Friday, June 15th. The public can show their support for individual proposals by clicking a Vimeo “Like,” posting a Facebook “Like,” Tweeting about the video and/or giving it a +1 on Google.
The final funding decisions will be based on the public vote for and the judges’ scoring of the individual proposals. For detailed information about DHF Seeds, visit: http://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org/our-programs/dhf-seeds
About Diabetes Hands Foundation
The Diabetes Hands Foundation believes no one touched by diabetes should ever feel alone, because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in ourselves and our community. Diabetes can be a very isolating disease, so we provide platforms where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialog about their experiences with this chronic condition. Instead of looking at the disease, Diabetes Hands Foundation seeks to understand, connect and energize the millions of people living with this condition.