Free Range Studios–which designed and has done some other stuff you might have heard of–is holding a contest for nonprofits:

We’ve always thought that the world needs love.

So for the past five years, we’ve shown it by granting $15,000 of free design or strategy services to an NGO that’s making the world a better place.

This year, we’re making that love a whole lot more free.

First, we’re expanding our minds, offering not one grant but two. One 2009 Youtopia grant will go to an NGO and one will go to a Socially Responsible Business with a campaign or message that can truly rock the world.

Second, we’ll be taking the ideas we receive and setting them free to be voted on by our hundreds of clients and thousands of fans. This year, we’ll let the world decide who the Youtopia grant finalists will be. Your project idea will become part of a global conversation about what the world needs now, giving it great exposure even if you don’t end up with the big prize.

Youtopia is Free Range plus Free Love plus You (it’s also $15,000 to revamp your website, rethink your strategy, make an online movie or rebrand). We’d love you to apply. Applications due by October 31, 2009

Apply here!

Jeremy Adam Smith


Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith is the editor who helped launch He's the author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, June 2009); co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton

Things I share: Mainly babysitting with other parents! I also share all the transportation I can, through bikes and buses and trains and carpooling.