For 25+ years, the Melton Foundation has been enabling and promoting Global Citizenship through multiple domains, formats, platforms, and engagements. Our focus has been on impressing impact in the realms of an interconnected world and making Global Citizenship accessible at the grassroots.
Fostering Global Citizens – At the Melton Foundation, we are committed to supporting young leaders to realize their potential towards building an equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world by becoming drivers of social change. We’ve developed these parameters based on our definition of Global Citizenship as:
Acts of Global Citizenship – Every year, Melton Fellows and Global Citizens around the world embark on designing and executing their Acts of Global Citizenship. ‘Acts’ are anchored in local realities and rely on grassroots-based action. By employing design thinking and ethical leadership skills and leveraging their support network, they script tales of local impact which directly affect communities and bring about tangible changes.
Global and Local Events – Furthermore, we regularly host events in global and hub communities – Virtual Global Citizenship Week, Climathons, Ideathons, SDG Innovation Challenge to name a few – often yield practical solutions, many of which have advanced to achieve fruition and solve the problems they targeted. Our global outreach constitutes collaborations with like-minded partners and engaging with Global Citizenship advocates, SDG practitioners, and young changemakers to amplify and boost the visibility of our social impact.
Action Grants – Our endeavor to support transformative innovations does not end here. We extend aids, funds, and grants to impact projects – our effort of investing in a brighter future. With our grants, we encourage collaboration across domains, regions, and backgrounds in pursuit of leveraging Global Citizenship practice to advance the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Melton Foundation looks back at over 25 years of shaping young minds through experiential learning, skill development, and intercultural exposure. Join us as we walk you through all of the collaborative action, thought and ethical leadership initiatives, and transformative experiences that shaped 2019!
Since its ratification in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become the hallmark of sustainable development in the modern era. In order to achieve these goals by 2030, however, organizations, governments, individuals, and civil society must engage with the SDGs beyond the business-as-usual practices. With the SDGs as a reference framework for global issues, a simple Act can change the world!
Our Global Citizenship Program is designed to give Melton Fellows the tools and skills they need to work together across boundaries to address the big challenges the world is facing. We recruit young social change leaders with great potential, who are looking for a chance to develop their skills, into a lifelong network.
We recruit young social change leaders with great potential, who are looking for a chance to develop their skills, into a lifelong network. We are looking for emerging change agents who are committed to serving their communities and can build their capacity, grow their spheres of influence and eventually model and promote global citizenship!
We host multiple engagements throughout our annual calendar in diverse formats, panels, and audiences! An intercultural and multi-domain environment provides the ideal conditions for innovative, sustainable ideas to take root! From marathon events to roundtable conversations with experts, we aim to reach and associate with change agents and organizations far and wide.
Year-round, we offer grants to Melton Fellows based on an impact-oriented evaluation process to allocate funds that serve as a crucial financial backbone, while helping shape and refine the desired end result, which can be monitored and supported going forward.
Since its inception, the Melton Foundation’s Grants Program has translated small ideas of social impact into functional local and global projects led by Melton Fellows. Read on to delve into the rich archive of projects accomplished by our global, intercultural community of Melton Fellows over the past ten years!
Vernice Richards, USA
Vigneshwar Shankar, India
Francisca Cantos, Chile
The world needs more problem solvers who can work on common solutions across borders. Your donation will enable a new way of thinking and acting: a future generation of global citizens, working together to solve the world’s pressing challenges!