3CA successfully carried out the RAYI micro-grants for the fiscal year 2023-2024. RAYI has cultivated a thriving ecosystem of innovation. It guided and empowered  15 youth projects which were led by 30 innovative youth. The RAYI microgrants project awarded a total of $60,000 to these projects run by youth from racialized and underserved communities to serve their communities.

The awarded grants consisted of:

5 projects funded with $5000 each.

7 projects received $4000 each.

2 received $2500 each.

1 project received $2000.

The RAYI micro-grants project served a total of 898 youth beneficiaries across all projects. The original goal of RAYI micro-grants was to equip these visionary, youthful minds with the grant and the professional tools needed to turn their creative ideas into impactful realities. INDEED, the successfully implemented RAYI micro-grants project for the fiscal year 2023-2024 has exceeded its goals.

2023/2024 RAYI Micro Grants Recipients

  • Youth Buddies
  • Empower Youth Unity
  • Academic Achievers Network
  • Somali Canadian Youth Initiative
  • Change4Thought
  • ABAB Education Youth
  • Future Leaders
  • The Youth Food Project
  • Sisters in Sync
  • Supporting Hands Community
  • Stay Active for Youth
  • Khalid Basketball Association
  • Ocean Stars
  • Somali Students Association of Queens University