For events in March, April or May, apply by JANUARY 15
For events in June, July or August, apply by APRIL 15
For events in September, October or November, apply by JULY 15
Seed Foundation grants are designed to help cover overhead costs for your fundraisers so you can have the confidence to dream bigger and be more entrepreneurial in your thinking. Ultimately, Seed Foundation grants are designed to be leverage toward making more profit.
Eligible expenses are as follows:
Note: We do not provide money to pay for the expenses associated with the selling of alcohol.
Seed Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and will be awarded according to merit and availability of funds.
Awards over $3,000 will be considered if the applicant makes an extraordinary case for how the funds are necessary to the success of an outstanding fundraising event with an exceptional social cause.
Grant requests should be no more than a quarter of your projected profit. For example, a grant request of $5,000 would require that you profit at least $20,000.
Fundraising projects that are not able to demonstrate an ability to generate a profit will not be funded.
An independent panel of jurors with appropriate knowledge and experience assesses applications through a competitive process based on the following adjudication criteria: community impact, sound and sufficient planning, profitability, and budget.
Download and complete the budget template provided on the application page. This budget should pertain only to the expenses and revenue associated with the fundraising event you are planning. List all revenue and expenses, including ‘in-kind’ resources and private donations. The budget must show a profit of at least four times the grant money you are requesting.DOWNLOAD SAMPLE BUDGET
Indicate whether funding is confirmed or unconfirmed (existing or potential).
Indicate which expenses (full or partial) you would like covered by a Seed Foundation grant. Eligible expenses can include, but are not limited to, items such as food supplies or catering, entertainment expenses, keynote speaker fees, travel and accommodation expenses, equipment rental, materials costs, equipment and other capital costs, fundraising mentorship or workshop fees, promotion and advertising costs, website development or social media campaigns, and other expenses directly related to the proposed project.
Note: Expenses associated with the sale of alcohol will not be covered by a Seed Foundation grant.