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What can you do with $5? What can you do with $10,000?

July 15, 2010

“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must

not cause the philanthropist to overlook the

circumstances of economic injustice which

make philanthropy necessary.”

This quote from Martin Luther King Junior captures the very essence of what Fix It With Five is all about.  Our goal is to create systemic change by working with creative local nonprofit organizations through the contribution of a $10,000 grant.  This grant is made up of around $5 from each undergraduate at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.

What can you do with $5? 

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”  –Marian Wright Edelman


A donation of $5, is a small difference, but when you add five dollars from each student’s tuition you have $10,000. 

What can you do with $10,000?  

Fix It With Five is a student led and student funded grant organization that  promotes systemic change through its annual donation to a local community based organization with the goal of permanent sustainable change.

Learn about how you can get involved.  

  • Community organizations: find a Fix It With Five Program in your area

  • Students: learn how you can start Fix It With Five Program at your school

  • Institutions: learn how you can start a Fix It With Five Program at your school

  • Corporations: learn how you can leverage funds or start a Fix It With Five Program within your organization


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