We know–it’s Tuesday. But TBT is coming a little early this week because we are really excited to find the next great grantees who will pilot new approaches to tackle poverty in DC. (Have you applied for a grant yet? We strongly encourage it!)

As we are stretching out across every media outlet, blog, and social network that we can find, we went into the vault to find this gem of a blog post from the Notebook about who applies for a DC Social Innovation Project grant. And the answers may surprise you.

Did you know:

  • Our applicants are deeply rooted in DC. 50% of applicants report having lived in DC for 25 years.
  • New ideas start by filling out our application. Nearly 1 in 5 applicants report that filling out our grant application motivated them to start something new.
  • Lean startups are the norm. More than half of our applicants have full-time or part-time jobs outside of the new venture they are applying for support.

Are you ready to launch something incredible to tackle poverty in the District of Columbia? Apply today!