Social Impact Grant
Pitch your social impact idea for a chance to receive accelerated funding.
Social impact is all about creating businesses that make a positive impact on people, the planet, or prosperity. We are looking for three teams/ideas to grant funding to. Come and present your ideas on Janurary 6, 2020 at 3:00pm in HGB 133.
To participate you’ll need to prepare:
- A two-page write-up about your idea and
- An eight-minute presentation.
What is Enactus?
Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform
dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision—to create a better, more sustainable world.
The students involved in BYU-Hawaii’s Enactus program are #NextGenLeaders. Paving the future and the way for lasting change in the world. Get involved today!
Download a copy of the Project Proposal form.
Passion for Change Drives Us
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
At BYU-Hawaii, our Enactus team is focused on making actionable plans and following through to create lasting impactful change to the world around us. With a student body composed of 70+ countries, we are perfectly positioned to make a positive difference.
Fall 2021 Events and Activities
Fall 2021 Events and Timeline
Join us virtually for the 2021 World Cup, October 14-21 to connect with Enactus students, alumni, and business leaders from across the world. Click below to register!
BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program
The program is designed to help top Enactus students strengthen their capacity to create and deploy higher quality projects that have sustainable impact and to better prepare students for successful careers. This four-phase program spans the academic year and is self-paced. Apply by Tuesday, October 5th to join the program for the Wednesday, October 6th kickoff meeting!
Fall Collaboration Summits
The Fall Collaboration Summits are an opportunity for students/teams to learn about Enactus, share their knowledge and hear new ideas. These summits are geared toward training, networking, career development, and collaboration. Events will be taking place in October/ November. Learn more about specifics on the website.
Enactus Entrepreneurial Exchange
This 6-week program will be an entrepreneurial immersion that will take students through project ideation, implementation, and impact phases while focusing on one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and collaborate with Enactus Morocco students and together drive a team project pitch to create impact. Register by Wednesday, October 20th to participate.
2020 Enactus Competition Season
BYU—Hawaii secured their spot to compete at the Enactus World Cup when they were victoriously crowned the 2020 National Champions on May 14th, 2020 out of 285 Enactus teams nationally. This is their third successive year as the Enactus National Champion and their fourth overall in their 29 year history with Enactus.
BYU—Hawaii Enactus team competed against National Champion teams from 32 countries, each showcasing their university’s social entrepreneurship projects. With the announcement of the semifinals, BYU- Hawaii placed in the top 16 teams.
Projects presented: RiceUp Farmers
2019 Enactus Competition Season
BYU—Hawaii secured their spot to compete at the Enactus World Cup when they were victoriously crowned the 2019 National Champions. This is their second successive year as the Enactus National Champion and their third overall.
BYU—Hawaii Enactus team competed against National Champion teams from 32 countries, each showcasing their university’s social entrepreneurship projects. During the Final Round presentations, BYU-Hawaii placed third internationally.
Projects presented: RiceUp Farmers
Former Competition Years
Enactus is a student led organization that creates sustainable businesses and projects that benefit the world. Projects typically focus on one of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This results in a “triple bottom line” impact. Where people, planet, and prosperity are affected.
BYU-Hawaii students wishing to receive a grant for their project need to 1) complete a project proposal form 2) have it reviewed by the Enactus president and then 3) give a presentation to the Willes Center Executive Board. This Board will make the final decision about whether you’re project is approved or not.
Check out the project resources section up above for more detailed information.
Graduated students can participate in Enactus as a student for up to a year after their graduation
Only current full-time students can apply for and receive a grant from the Willes Center.
BYU-Hawaii Enactus Around the World
BYU-Hawaii’s Enactus team has been improving the lives of others for more than a decade through projects that have the sole purpose of empowering those in need. We are active on our campus, in our community, and internationally with projects involving professional skill and confidence building, bringing resources to those in need, and assisting in the creation of non-profit organizations. Our goal is to teach others to provide for themselves as well as build necessary bridges to promote a global village that will assist those who have been left behind in our ever-changing world.