The Social Innovation and Public Service Fund


The Georgetown University Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund is a $1.5 million student-run fund that allocates approximately $60,000 in grant money every year to help students and alumni start their own social ventures. The mission of SIPS grows out of the Jesuit tradition of service to others.


Join our grantees, The Microfiber Catcher Team, in the fight to combat microfiber pollution!

Did you know that your synthetic clothes are putting tiny pieces of plastic into our oceans? A single fleece can release up to 250,000 fibers! One year ago, SIPS grantees Jamie FarrellCarter Cortazzi, and Lola Bushnell set out to tackle this issue and have been working diligently to find a solution to microfiber pollution. 

Last Spring, they joined forces with incredible photographer Benjamin Von Wong to put together an awareness campaign on the issue of microfiber pollution. Check out the latest video and follow their journey!

Visit their website to learn more about the issue:

Join them in calling out all washing machine companies that need to be at the forefront of finding a solution:

Read their piece in National Geographic:…/putting-d-c-s-waste…/