The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. The Foundation aims 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.
Sparkplug 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. Sparkplug funding is for materials and activities that help applicants’ work become more sustainable.
Amount: Grants generally range from $7,500-$15,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status or organizations or individuals with a fiscal sponsor with this status. University-based projects, schools, and organizations must have budgets less than $1,000,000.
Note: The Foundation expects to hold a second grant cycle in the fall of 2017.
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