Grantee Profile

Do Something

Grants to Do Something

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Do Something is a national nonprofit that leverages the power of the web and pop culture to help young people "change the world." Do Something will use grant funds to establish the Crisis Text Line, the first text-based hotline to connect teens in crisis with the support and resources they need: a free resource open to young people struggling with issues such as suicide, bullying, eating disorders, domestic abuse, homophobia, and sexual assault. The service's text-based platform also will enable the collection of data about teens in crisis that can be used to inform policy and improve services and care.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Do Something $250,000 between 2003 and 2014.