A new fund aims to help prodigies of all backgrounds get their feet on the ground.
The Prodigy Fund is the brainchild of the Australian prodigy entrepreneur and investor Matt Grisanti, who started the fund in 2015.
Matt Grisanti said he and his partner, entrepreneur, Mark Wilson, were passionate about helping kids who were struggling with the life and education challenges of growing up in the early years of life.
“It’s about getting kids off the couch and into a world that gives them the opportunities to do something they love, to make a real impact in their community, to be involved in something that’s important,” he said.
Prodigy Fund: how it works The Prodigy fund was launched by Grisanto in the wake of the tragic death of his young daughter, who died aged nine months after being left in the care of the Victorian Department of Child Protection.
The fund has been set up to support prodigys of all ages and is a unique platform for families to share information and advice on their children’s education and career opportunities.
Its primary focus is on helping prodigy children with their learning needs and to provide support to parents in their journey to be more successful in their careers.
It will also provide resources for prodigie parents who have a young child in education, or who have found themselves in a position where they need help with financial issues, Mr Grisanta said.
“We’ve tried to think in a very practical way about where prodigias education should be and what the best resources are,” he explained.
What is the Prodigy?
The $30 million Prodigy is set up for prodigy parents in the age group of 10 to 18.
To apply, you’ll need to have attended an accredited university, have a valid social insurance number, a high school diploma or GED, and an interest in learning and/or business.
Applications will close in early September.
If you’re a parent or grandparent of a child with an educational or financial disability, you can apply to the fund, which has a $50,000 cap.
Anyone can apply.
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