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3HO Live to Give Grant Contest for Inspiring Service


Live to Give – 3HO Grants for Inspiring Acts of Service

3HO’s Live to Give Grant Program is a way of acknowledging and giving back to those in our community who are serving and uplifting humanity.

This year’s awards will have a larger Grand Prize than ever before.  $5000 will be awarded to the charity or project that receives the Grand Prize award.

In addition, 5 other deserving projects will receive $1,000 each to support them in their continued good works, and a total of 10 projects (semi-finalists, finalists and grand prize winners) will be featured by 3HO Foundation International through our social media channels to honor their seva.

Finalists and Grand Prize winner will also be honored at Peace Prayer Day at 3HO’s Summer Solstice.

How to Enter:

To enter the Live to Give grant program, make a video that highlights the work you are doing, how this money will impact your service, and what you will use it to do. Put the video onto YouTube or another video hosting service publically, put #livetogive in the video title or description, and share the url in your application. Applications will be accepted through April 30th (DEADLINE EXTENDED).

Once you have your video link, go to our submission form and fill out the grant application.  Winners will be announced by May 15th.


Video Requirements:

Videos must be limited to 3 minutes in length. They must be loaded to YouTube and the link submitted to 3HO Foundation International to review. If applicants cannot upload their video to YouTube due to country restrictions, they may email the video directly to [email protected] with “Live to Give Submission” in the email subject line. All videos must be in English, or subtitled in English.

How the Winner Will Be Chosen:

From all entries, 10 semifinalists will be chosen by 3HO Foundation International. All 10 semifinalists will be featured on 3HO’s website, Facebook page, and in a 3HO newsletter to bring awareness to their programs and service work. 

From that pool of 10 semifinalists, an International Committee (appointed by 3HO Foundation International) will chose 5 Finalists and 1 Grand Prize Winner. All winners will be notified in April. In the event that a member of the selection committee has a conflict of interest, they will recuse themselves from the vote. 

When Winners Will Be Announced:

All prize winners will be announced May 15. 


Produce a short video, 3 minutes maximum, that demonstrates how you would use the grant money to expand your Service Project


Anyone who is currently involved in a Service Project that is related to the mission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

United Nations Partnership

As a Non-Governmental Organization with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), 3HO Foundation International awards grants to service projects that are in line with the mission of 3HO Foundation International and support the goals of ECOSOC in the areas of: 

~For residents of the USA, the grants can only be awarded to registered non-profit entities. We are unable to award grants to individuals. 

~For residents outside of the USA, if you win,  this additional information is required: 

1) Office Name and physical location

2) Jurisdiction in which the entity is incorporated or formed

3) Address and phone number

4) Principal purpose of the organization and details of projects and goals for the funds

5) Name and addresses of other organizations providing funding, services or material support to you

6)  Any subcontracting organizations your organization might have

7) Copies of any filings or reports with pertinent governments

8) Foreign entities other sources of income

9) A bank to which  we can Wire Transfer grant funds

Submissions can come from individuals or teams. Teams will need to designate one team leader. Participants may only submit one video, regardless of whether it is a team or individual submission; multiple entries will not be accepted.

Current or former members of 3HO Foundation International, or immediate family members of 3HO Foundation International, or the judging committee, are not eligible. "Immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, children or partners.

The Live to Give – 3HO Grants for Inspiring Acts of Service Video Contest is void where prohibited by law.


You must have Internet access to participate. To enter, you must submit the following: a completed Live to Give Submission Form and a video in the format described below, demonstrating how you would use the grant money to expand your Service Project (your "entry”). Entries may be submitted by individuals or groups. Only one entry per person, whether individually or as part of a group.


Complete entries must be received by 11:59 pm MST on April 30, 2016. All entries received after this time will not be considered. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. 3HO Foundation International is not responsible for technical errors that result in entries not being received on time.

Video length must not exceed three (3) minutes. Videos must be in English. 1080 HD strongly suggested. Videos must not contain violence, profanity, sex, or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Videos must be your original work and must not violate any rights, including copyright or privacy right, of any third party. Videos must not have been produced for compensation. Any video that fails to meet these requirements will be disqualified. You will upload your video to your YouTube account then be asked to provide the YouTube URL upon submission.

Submit Entry :  by April 30, 2016
Winners Announced : May 15, 2016
Grant winners will be honored at Peace Prayer Day at the 3HO Summer Solstice Event in New Mexico. Winners do not have to be present to receive award. 


All entries will be reviewed by 3HO Foundation International. Ten Semifinalists will be chosen and submitted to an international selection committee, who will chose the 5 finalists and 1 Grand Prize Winner. Entries will be judged based on innovative ways grant money will be used, impact of service, link to the concepts of service , and creativity in the video production. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and the healthy, happy, holy lifestyle as it relates to the mission of the UN ECOSOC is the inspiration for these grants, however entries need not be from a teacher or practitioner of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to be eligible to win. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

Only entries that are filed on time and meet all applicable requirements will be considered by the selection committee. Judging will be completed and winners selected by May 1, 2016. The winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond to the notification within five (5) days. If the winner does not respond within the 5 day period, or does not meet eligibility requirements, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate winner shall be chosen by the selection committee. Once winners are confirmed, the results of the 3HO Live to Give Grants will be posted on the 3HO website and in email. By submitting your entry, you agree that if you are awarded a prize, 3HO Foundaton International may verify the information provided in your entry as a condition of your receiving the prize.


The selection committee will choose the grant recipients. Each will receive an invitation to New Mexico to attend the 3HO Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebation/Peace Prayer Day on June 18, 2016. Costs associated with travel to New Mexico are not included. All meals will be provided once you are at the event. In the case of a winning group entry, only three member of the group will receive passes to the Event. The winner is responsible for having a valid passport to travel to New Mexico. 3HO Foundaton International will not cover the cost of obtaining a new passport.

The winners will be honored during the Peace Prayer Day gathering at the Summer Solstice Sadhana Event, and their videos will be shown.

3HO Foundation International reserves the right to not select a winner if entries received are judged to be of insufficient quality, or to withdraw any prize upon determination that the winning entry was fraudulent or in violation of the 3HO Live to Give terms and conditions.


By participating in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, you grant 3HO Foundation International and its successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, no cost, royalty free license to use, publish, republish, adapt, transmit, exhibit, copy, display, perform, exploit, translate and distribute your video in any manner, format or media, now or hereafter known, and in any language. You also grant 3HO Foundation International the right to license the video to others. You understand and agree that this grant of rights includes, but is not limited to, the right to use your entry in educational, marketing, licensing and promotional activities or materials that 3HO Foundation International determines, in its sole discretion, will advance the mission or purposes of the organization, without any additional financial or other consideration to you. You expressly grant 3HO Foundation International the right to use your name, likeness, photo, city, state or country of residence in such activities and materials and further agree to cooperate with 3HO Foundation International in promotional activities involving your video or the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest


By participating in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, you warrant and represent that (a) you are the owner of the video and that it is your original work; (b) the video does not infringe or violate any right, including copyright or privacy right, of any other person or entity; (c) the information you submitted in your entry is true and correct, and (d) you have full authority to enter into this agreement and grant the rights stated herein.


By participating in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless 3HO Foundation International, Yogi Products, its officers, directors, employees and representatives and members of the selection committee, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, injuries, awards, settlements, liabilities or expense of any kind, including reasonable costs and attorneys fees, arising out of or relating to your participation in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, your entry and the award of any prize.


All entries become the property of 3HO Foundation International and will not be returned.

Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

3HO Foundation Internatonal reserves the right to modify or cancel the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the competition, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary in its sole discretion.

Your participation in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, including being selected to receive a prize, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by 3HO Foundation International of your views or aims or of any products or services. You shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. The 3HO Folundaton International names and logos are the property of 3HO Foundaton International and may not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of 3HO Foundatoin International. 3HO Foundation International must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to your participation in the 3HO to Give Video Contest.