Scale Your Impact

Apply for up to $30,000, a Suite of Valuable Resources, and Do Good Accelerator Membership Today!

Are you a UMD student or alumni focused on doing good through a project, student group, nonprofit, or social impact business? If so, then submit your one page proposal to Scale Your Impact today!

Scale Your Impact is a signature program of the Do Good Accelerator that provides customized support and financial resources to University of Maryland students and alumni looking to extend their reach and create a larger social impact. Scale Your Impact is seeking groups who have already begun implementation, have had success to date, and are ready to scale.

The individuals and groups demonstrating the most significant impact and innovation could be awarded up to $30,000 to support the advancement of their project or venture as well as a suite of other valuable resources outlined below.  

Available Resources

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Financial Assistance
  • Legal Support and Advice
  • Issue/Sector Expertise
  • Board Development
  • Course Offerings (undergraduate and graduate level)
  • Collaborative Work Space
  • Assistance with Fundraising, Communications & Marketing
  • Corporate, Nonprofit, and Government Connections

A History of Supporting Students & Alums Who Are Changing the World

The Do Good Institute has a history of supporting individuals and the advancement of innovative and impactful projects and ventures. Many Do Good alumni are now leading high-impact organizations with ambitious missions to change the world. We have also supported the development of numerous student groups, projects, nonprofits, and businesses that have helped rescue imprisoned journalists from abroad (Press Uncuffed); raised over $100,000 and built multiple schools for students in Honduras (Students Helping Honduras); and recycled and supplied medications to more than 17,000 people from low-income backgrounds in South America (James Hollister Wellness Foundation). Do Good alumni also include the CEOs of Imperfect Produce and Hungry Harvest, who were each named to Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 list of social entrepreneurs; the founder of Microjusticia Argentina, who was named the Ernst and Young’s 2017 Social Entrepreneur of the Year; and the Urban Conversation Director for the Nature Conservancy and CEO of District Stormwater, a finalist for the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award.

Who Should Apply

University of Maryland students and alumni who have developed innovative projects, nonprofits, or businesses that provide viable solutions to real-world problems. We are looking for exciting groups that we can support and advance.

Submit Your Proposal Today!

Proposals should be no more than one page single spaced (12pt font, Times New Roman) and describe your project, venture, or organization, results to-date, future plans, as well as what resources would be most beneficial in helping you scale. 

Proposals should be emailed to Kisha Logan, Do Good Accelerator Manager, at kvlogan@umd.edu, and are accepted on a rolling basis.