About

The Big Idea

To inspire innovation that makes Mountain View a more compassionate and equitable community, and a better place to work and play.

Background

In the past few years, Mountain View has experienced significant growth that brings with it both benefits and challenges. Inspire Mountain View is designed to be a catalyst for creating a more compassionate and equitable community and a better place to live and work. So send us your smart ideas -- we want to hear from you!

Grant Amounts

A total of $175,000 will be awarded in three grants of $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000.

Eligibility

The contest is open to:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • An individual, government agency, or for-profit organization that is teamed up with a  501(c)(3) nonprofit (grants must be given to a nonprofit)
  • A program that is fiscally sponsored by a  501(c)(3) nonprofit

Application
Period:

February 14 - March 15

Preliminary
Judging:

March 16 - March 31

Public
Voting:

April 4 - April 21

Winners
Announced:

May 3

Grant Funding

Media Partner

Managing Partner

 

Steering Committee

Betsy Canfield, Symantec
Elesa Cooperson, Synopsys
Sanjay Dave, Mountain View Resident, Board Member Mountain View Los Altos Unified High School District
Joe Eyre, Los Altos Community Foundation
Katie Ferrick, LinkedIn
Javier Gonzalez, Google
Andrea Grindeland, Information Arts
Mike Kasperzak, Mountain View Resident, Former-Councilmember
Michelle Mann, Mountain View Resident
Tony Siress, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce