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BWB NEWS 03/27/2024

Application Open: 2024 Multi-Regional Summit (MRS) Civic Ignition Grant

What is the Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition Grant?
A program aimed at funding innovative community & civic projects within the Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, and Sacramento Regions. We are interested in programs that create collaborations, produce direct actions, utilize several of the 10 Burning Man Principles, are reproducible, and creatively tackle local social problems. This grant allows anyone to submit a collaborative, creative, and principle-focused project with a chance to receive up to a $1,500 grant.

— Grant application open: April 7th, 2024
— Deadline for grant submissions: May 24th, 2024 (Midnight wherever you are)
— Workshop participants will review the grant proposals at the 2024 Multi-Regional Summit: May 31st – June 2nd
— Winner(s) will be announced: Week of June 9th, 2024

Apply here:

What’s unique about the Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition Grant?
Submissions to the 2024 Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition grant cycle will be workshopped and judged by a group of participants and community leaders who attend this year’s Multi-Regional Summit. This group will use the submissions as material to review and workshop while learning how to administer their civic grant programs.

Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone! Individuals, Groups, and Not-for-Profits are all eligible. You do not need to be a participant in the leadership gathering to apply, but the project must take place within the states listed above.

How much can you ask for?
The maximum grant that may be awarded is $1,500. We encourage your project’s viability to not solely depend on this grant. Think about other sources of funding that might be available. Grants awarded could be less than the full amount that was requested in the application.

What types of proposals will likely not get funded by this program?
Programs solely based on artistic endeavors and do not have a community or civic aspect will most likely not be considered for funding. Funds should not be used for direct fundraising, chapter promotion efforts, or paying people for their work.

What follow-up will be expected by grant recipients?
All recipients will be expected to submit written reports on what they have accomplished and learned in the course of their projects, along with accompanying visual media. This media will be hosted on the Burners Without Borders website.

Suggestions for a quality grant proposal:
— Look at the BWB Grant Impact & Criteria Document to see how we think about grants.
Reach out to your local Burning Man Regional Contact and ask if they might be an advisor.
— Watch our video “How to write Quality Grants: Burning Man 101” (Starts rough but gets going at (9:00 min)
— Listen to our podcast  “Targeted Grant Writing: with Meta-Regional Jacqui Latendresse”

Who won the previous Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition Grant?
This will be our fourth time offering the Multi-Regional Summit (MRS) Civic Ignition grant. Read about the 2018, 2019 and 2022 winners to get inspired to apply for the 2024 cycle.

How long will it take to receive the funds if selected?
To process your grant funds, we’ll require contracting and payment information about the Grantee, including tax information as applicable. Once all grantee information has been collected, processing your payment may take 2-8 weeks. We strive to complete all grant payments as quickly as possible.

Are the funds taxable?
Yes, grants are considered income and are taxable for organizations and individuals.

2022 MRS Group Pic


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