Accomplishing milestones feels good. In late 2012, our team surpassed some really big goals and Jeb offered up a bonus of $5,000 to use as we pleased. We could have bought some tech gadgets or thrown a party, but the team voted to use the money for the greater good.
We love this city. Like fierce, mad love for Indianapolis. It just made sense to use this money to support creativity and growth in Indy.
We put out the call for entrepreneurs, start-ups, artists, and the like, offering up five no-strings attached grants of $1,000 each. Our only request was permission to follow up on the progress of the funded projects. And thus: Nice Grants were born! We love this idea so much that we decided to make it a permanent fixture in the lore of SmallBox.
In 2015, DeveloperTown has joined us to offer five additional grants. To follow our progress, check out the Nice Grants site.
Nice Grants 3: Return of the Nice
Nice Grants return for Year 3 – apply now to get submit your idea for funding!