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Sparkplug Foundation: Funding for Start-up Organizations and New Projects in music, education and community organizing

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 12, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on October 7, 2019
Sparkplug Foundation logo
Sparkplug Foundation logo

The Sparkplug Foundation is seeking applications to fund start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organizing.
Its aim is to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies.

Eligibility Criteria - Sparkplug:
1) gives preference to projects run on small budgets, projects of smallish organizations, and projects that are less likely to receive corporate, institutional or government funding;
2) funds only secular (non-religious) institutions;
3) makes grants anywhere in the United States, and in Israel/Palestine;
4) does not fund university-based projects, schools or organizations with budgets larger than $1 million.

Answers to the preliminary questions must be submitted by Oct 8, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Letters of Intent must be submitted by Oct 15, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET

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The three-step application process will reduce the effort needed to apply for a grant, and give each applicant the best chance of success.
1st Step: Answers to the preliminary questions must be submitted by Oct 8, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019

Thanks, Ana.

Anita Shrestha
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 17, 2019

Thank you for sharing