Kapwing is proud to announce that we’ve selected 30 winners for our $15,000 Creators Fund. These creators were awarded $500 grants to fuel their creative pursuits, which range from comedy skits to mountain biking stunt tutorials and beautiful stop motion art. These creators were selected from a pool of over 400 applicants and come from all over the world, representing Canada, Nigeria, Italy, India, Chile, Australia, the U.S. and more. While they come from all corners of the internet and the world, they are united in their commendable use of video to share their passions and connect with others.

Our history of empowering modern creators goes back to our founding in 2017, when we first launched an online video editing platform that enables people to make and share their stories on the internet. In the process of building a product to make content creation more accessible, we saw the importance of creators supporting themselves financially and decided to turn our extra YouTube revenue stream back around to the creative community. Thus, the Kapwing Creators Fund was born. After a successful first cycle of applications where 24 creators were awarded $200 in 2020, we launched a second cycle and tripled the prize pool to $15,000.

While this concludes the summer 2021 application cycle of the Kapwing Creators Fund, stay up-to-date with future funding opportunities and giveaways by following us on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

Meet the winners of the Kapwing Creators Fund Summer 2021 cycle:

Lillian Zhang
Nick Mast
Dhivya Sahadevan
Rommel Recondo
Yoli
Bossie
Giovanni Fu Lin
Raaz Stunts
Rachel Pierre
Susana
Adam Macias
Nishant Chahar
Fit 4 a Cure
Sarah Kolish
Nadav Reis
Kia Chambers
Voxx
Har
Serothel
Ifeka Terry
Vignesh BL
Jordana Grace
Sai Sudarshan
Vontarya McBride
Nick Ochoa
Adam Juegos
Alysa Monteagudo
Maxy Fred
Zohair Ansari
Clinton Kilgore

*Lifetime Kapwing Pro account winner – Noé Khalfa

Lillian Zhang

I'm Lillian, a senior at UC Berkeley who enjoys making YouTube videos about my experiences in college and early career. My goal is to document what I've learned and to help others through my experiences when it comes to navigating college and early career life. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more!

YouTube | Instagram


Nick Mast

My name is Nick Mast and I am a 17 year old high school student from Wisconsin. I post content about personal finance, money, and ways to make money for teenagers and young adults. I want to dissipate the lack of personal finance knowledge among teens and young adults so they can live a financially free life.

TikTok | YouTube | Instagram


Dhivya Sahadevan

Over the lockdown of 2020, I had this urge to push myself out of my comfort zone and question who I was. What I realized was that I could be anything I wanted if I lost the identities I'd given myself. This is what got me to start my YouTube channel in July 2020. My content is divided into four main categories - Cooking, DIY, Curly Girl in Malayalam and Parenting, all of which I'm very passionate about.

YouTube | Instagram


Rommel Recondo

A proud Filipino immigrant who successfully went through hardships and rigorous process of becoming an engineer in Canada. In return, I dedicate myself to help fellow engineers by making educational YouTube videos to share tips, advice and information on how to be an engineer in Canada as well as the daily life of an immigrant away from home.

YouTube | Facebook

Yoli

Hi! I'm Yoli and I'm a US-based Twitch streamer and short-form video creator on TikTok and Instagram reels. I create content mostly pertaining to the video game Genshin Impact! My primary goal as a content creator is to have a meaningful impact on the world by creating a safe and welcoming space in my stream and on my social media for those who share my interests. As I've grown as a creator, I've expanded this goal by donating profits made on stream to causes and organizations such as Stop AAPI Hate, The Trevor Project, and more in the future.

Twitch | Instagram | Portfolio

Bossie

15-year-old Fortnite content creator with an extreme passion for producing content and building active communities. I also really love giving back to my audience through giveaways and various community events.

TikTok | Twitch


Giovanni Fu Lin

Passionate about future technologies, personal growth, and economics. I started creating on social media to share my knowledge of technology and provide them with tips and tricks.

TikTok | Instagram | YouTube


Raaz Stunts

My name is Raaz and I'm a YouTuber and beginner BMX rider. I create content about my riding, from biking tutorials to vlogs of my rides. I love to make videos and connect with others through them.

YouTube | Instagram


Rachel Pierre

As the founder of Mommifaceted, I create digital content to help women feel seen, valued, and heard as they navigate the different facets of motherhood. I believe that mothers are more than just moms and should give energy to those parts of themselves that make them who they are.

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


Susana

Hello! I’m Susana, a food photographer and stop-motion creator from Chile. I love making stop-motion videos because it feels like I'm creating magic. I enjoy sharing that magic with other people in the hopes of awakening their sense of wonder. All I want is to make people smile and drool! 😋

Portfolio | Instagram | Vimeo


Adam Macias

I've been a real estate investor for ten years but couldn't hold back on my love for technology by starting a YouTube channel. I review everyday tech products like smartphones, computers, and headphones. I get a thrill out of seeing today's innovations and learning how they can be used in our everyday lives. Cheers!

YouTube | TikTok


Nishant Chahar

I create content to help students find the best resources to learn about software engineering. I do podcasts with experienced people and I also make travel vlogs. I love to see a positive impact in the community through my work.

YouTube | Instagram


Fit 4 a Cure

Fit 4 A Cure is an initiative that aims to raise awareness about Project C.U.R.E in order to help underprivileged countries receive adequate healthcare. Established in 2020, our organization has raised funds for Project C.U.R.E., gained volunteers, and has launched an initiative to ship handmade cards overseas along with the medical equipment. Co-founders: Zara Bahrainwala, Ananya Handa, Puja Teakulapalli, Alopi Shah

Instagram | TikTok | Website


Sarah Kolish

Sarah is a YouTube creator passionate about encouraging others to consume fashion responsibly through the art of upcycling and sustainability. She prefers to show the mistakes in her creative process through her light-hearted videos to represent the reality of what it's like to create.

Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest


Nadav Reis

Nadav Reis is the Financially Savvy Parent you always wished you had! Nadav creates content to teach people about personal finance in a fun and entertaining way. You will have so much fun you won't even realize you are learning! You too can learn to be a financially savvy parent and help your family develop a healthy relationship with money.

YouTube | TikTok | Website


Kia Chambers

It all started with the love of a dog. Kia Chambers started her blog ComeWagAlong.com when she brought home her dog Simba in 2012 to share her experience as a new dog mom. She creates content to inform and inspire pet parents and moms while making people smile and laugh. She hopes sharing family life with a dog brings joy to other families.

TikTok | Instagram | Website


Voxx

And I'm Voxx! I am a wrestling fan, Corgi dad, and a variety streamer. I promote mental health and social awareness on my channel. In addition, a big part of my content focuses on a user created e-federation using WWE 2K called NCW. The supporters of my channel create their own wrestler and each week I set up the storylines, the commentar, and even the commercials. As a side gig I paint controllers and Kapwing has provided me the first step into adding art content to my resume. Having said that I am overly appreciative for this opportunity and cannot wait to show everyone what I can do. Never be content, always reach for new heights!

Twitter | TikTok | YouTube


Har

Hi, I’m Har, a 19-year-old Twitch streamer. I play video games and stream my experience for peoples' enjoyment. My goal in putting out content is to encourage more women and girls to pursue gaming despite it being a male dominant field.

Twitter | TikTok | Twitch


Serothel

Serothel is the voice behind the Objectively Correct Reviews series. The name is a joke, but the series is a serious critique of games old and new, celebrating their triumphs and firing off criticisms from a place of (sometimes tough) love.

YouTube | Discord | Twitter


Ifeka Terry

I am a visual artist who enjoys using pen to sketch. I love experimenting with different styles and mediums. Thanks to the internet, I am able to document my journey as a contemporary African artist. I'm grateful to Kapwing for the gift – I have been utilizing their tools to create content and market my artwork on social media.

YouTube | Facebook | Website


Vignesh BL

Hey guys, I am a content creator and freelancer. I dream, hustle, repeat and just keep ticking off those goals in life. I want to be successful and help others reach their goals. I create content related to cycling, freelancing, and video editing on my channel. I've worked hard to reach this position and will continue to achieve more by doing what excites me. Keep hustling!

YouTube | Instagram | Instagram


Jordana Grace

Known as 'That British Girl', Jordana Grace is a comedy content creator, writer, and speaker. She loves to make people laugh, and she's your go-to for 'things they should tell you before coming to Australia!'

TikTok | Instagram | YouTube


Sai Sudarshan

Hi! I am Sudarshan from India. I make guitar instrumentals and funny sketches which I upload to YouTube. I enjoy playing the guitar and I've been uploading videos on YouTube for the past five years.

YouTube | Instagram


Vontarya McBride

I'm Vontarya McBride, a student at Winston-Salem State University. I create fun, relatable content that covers everything from college readiness to lifestyle vlogs which I share on my YouTube channel. I create short films as well. My goal is to use my platform to share innovative ideas.

YouTube | Twitter | Instagram


Nick Ochoa

Full-time college student and part-time idiot, Nick Ochoa is a content creator who makes dumb little videos on his dumb little phone. When not creating content, you can find him rescuing kids from burning orphanages or crying in the candy aisle of your local gas station.

TikTok | Instagram | YouTube


Adam Juegos

Several thousand years ago we painted images on rocks in caves illuminated by flickering firelight. Now we make memes, TikToks, and YouTube clips that are shared at the speed of light with the entire world — as esoteric and meaningful to our generation as that iron red clay was to our ancestors. This is me putting my mark on our collective digital story-stone.

TikTok | YouTube | Instagram


Alysa Monteagudo

Alysa Monteagudo is a high school student passionate about social justice and her identity as an Asian American woman. She created so she CAN to help other youth learn about important issues and empower them to create change. She hopes so she CAN will ignite youth to accomplish great things for themselves and for their communities.

Instagram | YouTube | Website


Maxy Fred

I'm Maxy Fred, an engineering student who is passionate about helping, teaching, and motivating fellow students with tips and advice that I've acquired in my journey as a student. If you're having problem with life in school, don't worry! On my channel, we are building students to high standards, because students are the future!

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Zohair Ansari

Hi I'm Zohair, a passionate content creator from India. I enjoy making YouTube videos for high school students to help them navigate the college application process for universities abroad. Through my personal experience and research, I want to help students, especially those from low socioeconomic households, pursue their education dreams.

YouTube | Instagram | LinkedIn


Clinton Kilgore

I am a content creator, meme maker, and web developer located in Indianapolis. In May 2020, I created a brand called Daily Hyenas. I run a Twitter, IG, FB, YT, and TikTok all devoted to my favorite animal: hyenas! I create memes, videos, and share pics of yeens on the regular. My goal is to entertain and promote education about the world’s most misunderstood animal.

Twitter | Instagram