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Sparkplug Foundation Grants

Type: Foundations
Source: Sparkplug Foundation
Program: Sparkplug Foundation Grants
Eligibility:

parkplug is committed to helping new organizations get their start. We recognize that starting up is a process that takes more than a year, and we are expanding our grantmaking to multi-year support in limited cases.

If you're a new organization interested in a start-up grant spanning 2-3 years, please let us know in your application -- but please apply for first-year funding only. We'll be in touch if we think we can do more.

Apart from that, although we won't necessarily refuse "repeat" applications, Sparkplug is unlikely to fund the same organization twice. Occasionally we will consider funding the same organization for a new project.

Not all projects fit into a larger organization, so we sometimes make grants to individuals. And sometimes it doesn't make sense for an organization to be a 501(c)3, since that label places legal limits on the kinds of work it can do -- so we make grants to non-501(c)3organizations too.

But since the Sparkplug Foundation is bound by U.S. laws on charitable giving, we generally require those grantees to have 501(c)3 fiscal sponsors, so that there is a clear line of accountability for how funds are spent. We do this for two reasons: first, so that we can make grants without having to monitor our grantees' finances; second, so that your work (and ours) will not be burdened unduly by federal tax audits. We find that this gives us the most possible freedom to fund grassroots grant applications. Of course, the project itself must fit the IRS guidelines for charitable giving. For example, we do not fund for-profit businesses, election campaigns or lobbying.

Purpose: The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organizing. We aim 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.
Deadline: 04-01-2014
Award Min: $2,500.00
Award Max: $10,000.00
Quantity: Unknown
Period: 2-3 years.
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Call us:
(877) 866-8285

E-mail us:
info@sparkplugfoundation.org

Write to us:
Sparkplug Foundation
Park West Finance Station
P.O. Box 20956
New York, NY 10025

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