American Impact Award
The American Impact Award (AIA) is designed to enhance the U.S. impact of Reciprocal Exchange projects. This small grant program provides funds for Reciprocal Exchange Participants to implement programming and/or present at events in the United States that continue, expand, or deepen the local impact of their Reciprocal Exchange projects. Participants from all Reciprocal Exchange years who have not previously been awarded an AIA are eligible to apply for grants of up to $3,000 to support a follow-on AIA activity related to their Reciprocal Exchange project.
As the focus of this award is domestic U.S. impact, projects should clearly demonstrate both direct and indirect impact on U.S. stakeholders such as local businesses, community groups, youth organizations, and/or Fellowship Institute Partners. The intent of the AIA is to increase the number of U.S. beneficiaries who gain global skills, cultural knowledge, and strategic partnerships as a result of the Reciprocal Exchange component of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Learn more about:
- How U.S. Participants are amplifying the impact of their Reciprocal Exchanges through projects funded by the American Impact Award.
- How U.S. Participants have leveraged the Reciprocal Exchange component to increase opportunities for their business in the United States.
- How U.S. Participants and Fellowship Alumni Collaborators are continuing to leverage their Reciprocal Exchange collaborations and garner recognition.