How would $500 impact what you're doing?

Applications are currently closed.

Access for all

Cover is a non-profit that awards small grants to driven people.

Our mission is to extend access to knowledge, networks, and opportunities to those who are working hard to achieve great things.

Sometimes a little money can go a long way to impact your life by fueling your passion, craft, or career.

Past recipients

Cover helped Nathalie Mvondo complete the final edits for her young adult, multicultural fantasy novel.

Cover helped Jess Talwar expand the reach of her undergraduate research into the underrepresented American Sikh community.

Cover helped Mara Lecocq bring to life the coding game companion to a book that helps young women build confidence.

Cover helped Curtis John secure a projector for hyper-local screenings of independent Black cinema.


When can I apply?

Grant applications are open 4 times a year (once a quarter) for 1 month. You'll see an "Apply" button at the top of this page when applications are open. If you do not see an "Apply" button, applications are currently closed.

Who can apply?

We are looking for people who are already making moves towards their goals, perhaps in spite of barriers or lack of access. Anyone in the U.S. (and able to complete a W9 form) who is working toward a worthy mission or a meaningful goal, and who seeks financial aid in moving ahead – regardless of their race, gender, age, orientation, or creed – is welcome to apply.

How do I apply?

You are welcome to apply anytime applications are open, and we will continue awarding grants to recipients whenever possible. Please note, only a small percentage of applicants will be selected to receive a grant.

How are recipients chosen?

At this time, we will review all applications quarterly. Our founders, and possibly a select and diverse panel of advisors, will select recipients based on the merit, feasibility, and potential grant impact based on their application request.

I have more questions.

Email us at with any questions and we'll do our best to be of assistance. Cover is a non-profit side project for our founders, so please be patient in waiting for a reply.