Loneliness & Social Isolation

Share your ideas to alleviate loneliness & social isolation

Special Grant Round

In 2024 the Initiative Foundation will launch a special grant round to fund Central Minnesota projects, programs and community-building ideas that bridge differences and bring people together to alleviate loneliness and social isolation. Grant awards will generally range from $5,000 to $10,000.

What’s your big idea for Central Minnesota?

Grants can be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations such as nonprofits, schools and local units of government. If you have an idea but lack the right community connection, share it in the form below or record a Zoom Clips video. We’ll do what we can to match you to an eligible partner in your community. See instructions below to create your Zoom Clip.

No video clip? No problem. In 600 characters, tell us your idea to alleviate loneliness and social isolation in your Central Minnesota community.
Visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/17537207179917-Zoom-Clips-user-guide for insights

Recording and Sharing Your Video Clip

From Your Computer's Zoom Application

  1. On the top menu bar, click Clips.
    • Note: If you have many products on your menu bar, click the More icon (…) to access Clips.
  2. Click Create Clip or do one of the following: By default, you’ll land in the All Clips menu to create your clip if none is created yet.
    • If you’re using a Windows computer, on the bottom right corner of your computer, click the arrow, right-click on the Zoom icon, then click Create Clip.
    • If you’re using a macOS computer, on the top right of the status bar, click Zoom, then click Create Clip.
  3. Click Start Recording.
    • A countdown timer will start before you start recording your clip to give you some time to get ready.
  4. While recording, you can access and click the following icons:A floating Clips setting bar with a clock will display to show you the length of time you’ve been recording.
    • Mute: To mute or unmute your audio.
    • Video: To start or stop your camera.
    • Pause: To pause and resume your recording.
    • Trash: To cancel or resume your recording.
  5. Click Finish on the floating Clips setting bar to stop the recording.Your clip will be displayed in the Clips tab and the Clips library.

Sharing Your Clip

From your computer’s Zoom application, on the top menu bar, click Clips.

  1. On the right of the Clips page, click the All Clips, My Clips, Shared with Me, or Starred tab.
  2. All Clips is the default display, but you can choose any of the menu options to view desired lists.
  3. Identify your clip from the list or use the search box.
  4. On the top right of the clip, click one of the following:
    • The link icon to share the link directly with your users as you wish.
    • The more icon (…), then click Share.
    • Click Copy Link to share in the form on this page.