Microgrants for Foster Youth

Dreams33’s microgrant program is open to any college-aged student, who is a current or former foster care student, looking for funds for a particular need. These can include, but are not limited to: a home computer or laptop; sorority or fraternity funds; a printer; additional materials for a class; educational subscription or app; an occupational membership; computer software; a workshop or training. A student does not need to be receiving a full Dreams33 grant in order to apply for a microgrant.

Whether you need a new software program for a class, a comfortable desk chair, money to join a campus club, a new outfit for your job interview, or something else entirely – Dreams33 wants to help you get what you need to stay on track with your educational and career goals.

What is a Microgrant?

A Dreams33 Microgrant is a cash grant to pay for unexpected academic or vocational-related expenses. Any high school or college student who is currently enrolled is eligible to apply.

Three Easy Steps to Apply


Write a brief personal statement about your need and how it will help you achieve your educational and/or vocational goals.


Complete the online application accessible below or download the PDF and fill out at home.

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Wait up to two weeks to hear from a Dreams33 representative with news about your request.

Apply for a Microgrant

Microgrant Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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  • Personal Statement

  • 1. What is the need you are applying for?
    2. How would this help your future educational and/or vocational goals?
    3. Please list all costs you wish to be included in this MicroGrant.
    4. Please share anything else you would like Dreams33 to know.

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