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Appeared on: Friday, February 9, 2018
Facebook Announces $10 Million Community Leader Awards

Today at the Facebook Communities Summit Europe, Facebook announced the Facebook Community Leadership Program, a global initiative that invests in people building communities.

Facebook said it would will commit "tens of millions" of dollars to the program, including up to $10 million in grants that will go directly to people creating and leading communities.

Facebook's community leadership program is part of the company's push to create "meaningful" interactions.

"We are looking for communities that provide meaning to the people that are in them, we are looking for initiatives that drive positive impact, and we are looking for communities that have both online and offline components," said Dulski, Facebook's head of groups and community.

Facebook's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said last June that the company's new mission was "to bring the world closer together", and he set a goal of helping one billion people join "meaningful communities" built around hobbies, neighbors, churches, pets and the like.

In addition, Facebook introduced new tools for group admins and the expansion of its London-based engineering team.

The Facebook Community Leadership Program includes:

Applications are now open for the residency and fellowship.

Facebook also added four new features to support Group admins.



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