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Walk the Talk Grant 2014

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Announcing the winners of the Walk the Talk 2014 Award:

Birthday Dreams (Seattle):
Organizing group birthday parties for children living in a local Orphanage.
Burners come in and provide face-painting, cake, presents and fire-dancing to celebrate these children’s birthdays.
See their update on the project here:  www.bwbseattle.org/march-birthday-dreams/

Grantsville Grove (Utah):
Re-planting trees inside at local parks to help offset the carbon and wood costs of their Regional Burn.

Guerilla Cheese & Soup Group (Vancouver):
Providing a once a month grilled cheese and soup kitchen for local homeless in a public park.
Check out the local Vancouver BWB group here:  www.facebook.com/bwbvancouver


The Burning Man Global Network and Burners Without Borders excitedly announces a new  grant opportunity with the 2014 Walk the Talk Grant award.

What is the Walk the Talk?

A program aimed at funding innovative community projects within the Burning Man Global Network.  We are interested in programs that create collaborations, produce direct actions, utilize the 10 Burning Man Principles, are reproducible, and creatively tackle local problems. This grant gives Burning Man Regional Leaders the opportunity to submit a collaborative, creative, and principle-focused project with a chance to win a $500 grant.

Time Line:

–  Deadline for grant submissions is March 23rd.

–  Judges will review the grants at the 2014 Global Leadership Conference (April 4th-6th)

–  Winner(s) will be announced Sunday afternoon at the GLC.  (April 6th)

Apply here:  Walk the Talk II 2014 Submission Form

 How is this different than the 2013 Walk the Talk grant cycle?

The 2013 grant cycle used an online conference call format to allow the final four participants to pitch their grant ideas to a live audience.  Voting from the audience decided the grant winner.

This year’s  2014 grant cycle will be used as a workshop focused around judging and evaluating proposals, because of this there will be no voting or pitch cycle to the grant.  The winner will be decided by judges votes at the 2014 GLC.

Who is eligible to apply?

Individuals, Groups, and Not-for-Profits are all eligible to apply.  All projects *must* be endorsed by a local, Burning Man Regional Contact.  (Think of the CORE projects…).  The RC does not need to be a project lead, or heavily involved with the process, rather they will be the financial holder for the grant recipient and will be the point of communication between the granters and the grantees.

How much can you ask for?

The maximum grant awarded will be $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.

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 get funded.  Funds should not be used for direct fundraising or chapter promotion efforts.

What follow-up will be expected by grant recipients?

All recipients will be expected to submit written reports (blogs) 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.

Last Year’s Walk the Talk Grant

To check out the presentations provided by our 2013 finalists:  Walk the Talk 2013


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