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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 2019 Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition Grant

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Congratulations to our 2019 Multi Regional Leadership Summit Civic Ignition Grant Winners! We received 8 submissions that were considered during the workshop.  It was a great conversation and the workshop took about 60 minutes to complete, and about 22 participants took place in the workshop. Thank you to all of our applicants and participants for an engaged civic impact experience.

We also want to enthusiastically acknowledgement Reno Burners LLC for their gift of $750 to this grant cycle, bringing the total amount to distribute up to $2250 in grant funds.

A big congratulations to this years grant recipients:

Roasted Breauxs & Coffee Heauxs (RB&CH) 
Norcal Sierra Foothills
Roasted Breauxs & Coffee Heauxs (RB&CH) will be taking our playa coffee service into our local community. The members of our local homeless community will be invited to participate in the gifting of free coffee to the greater community.

MOOP Your City 
Rancho Cordova, CA
MOOP Your City supports Rancho Cordova nonprofits, students and others, in partnership with Sacramento Valley Spark (SVS), to engage in a competition to de-MOOP parts of the city using 3D printer made MOOP sticks. Afterwards they will be honored, welcomed and awarded at the Sacramento Valley Spark’s 2020 Summer Spark Art Appreciation event. Our goal is to infuse the “leave no trace” principle into our urban community starting in Rancho Cordova then transferring our experiences to other communities with unlimited expansion possibility.

What is the Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition Grant?
A program aimed at funding innovative community & civic projects within the greater Northern California & Nevada (specifically but not limited to the Reno, Tahoe, Sacramento, Carson City and North Bay [Santa Rosa]) 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 gives anyone the opportunity to submit a collaborative, creative, and principle-focused project with a chance to win up to a $1,500 grant.

–  Grant Opportunity is announced on May 23rd
–  Deadline for grant submissions is June 21st (Midnight)
–  Workshop Participants will review the grant proposals at the 2019 Multi-Regional Summit in  Emigrant Gap, CA (June 28-30)
–  Winner(s) will be announced Sunday afternoon at the Multi-Regional Summit  (June 30th)

Apply here:  https://goo.gl/forms/EUWk7UxAwMQKR4492

What’s special about the Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition Grant?
Submissions to the 2019 Multi-Regional Civic Ignition grant cycle will be workshopped and judged by a group of participants and community leaders that attend this year’s Multi-Regional Summit Civic Ignition Grant Workshop. This group will be using the submissions as material to review and workshop while learning how to administer their own civic grant programs.

Who is eligible to apply?
Individuals, Groups, and Not-for-Profits are all eligible to apply.  We encourage projects be endorsed by a local Burning Man Regional Contact.  The RC does not need to be a project lead, or heavily involved with the process, rather they are simply endorsing the project and the leaders who are submitting.  We recognize not all regions have local RC’s and we encourage you to apply even if no RC is able to endorse.

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

What types of proposals will likely not get funded by this program?
Programs that are 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 for 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 in)
– Listen to our podcast  “Targeted Grant Writing: with Meta-Regional Jacqui Latendresse

Who won the Civic Ignition Grant in the past?
See all our past Civic Ignition rounds and read updates from grant recipients here.

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