Friday, October 21, 2016

November 2016: Contests and Funding

Carbon Fund: Deadline November 7
The UCSC Carbon Fund is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 funding cycle until 11:59 PM on Monday, November 7. This student fee granting body funds student, staff, faculty, and community projects that reduce our carbon footprint, conduct relevant research, or carry out educational programs. Learn more and apply on the website.

Giving Day: Early deadline November 3
Do you have a project that needs funding? On March 8, 2017, the campus will play its second annual Giving Day game. Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising drive to support UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and campus programs. In 2016 UCSC held our first Giving Day and it was a huge success. We raised $339,276 in just 24 hours, benefitting 60 UC Santa Cruz programs. The sooner you sign up, the greater your chances to connect with a donor who might be willing to support your project with matching funds. You’ll also have a chance to win $100 in our early-entry raffle. The deadline for the raffle is November 3rd. Sign up today to play the Giving Day game and get your project funded.

SeedMoney: Deadline November 12
SeedMoney is a Maine-based 501c3 nonprofit that is helping public food gardens around the country to start and thrive by offering them grants, access to crowdfunding and technical assistance with garden planning. Their mission is to help more people, especially disadvantaged populations, to grow and access more of their own healthy food. They do this through crowdgranting, a new way for nonprofit causes to access funds for their work. It combines crowdfunding with challenge grants. In the case of SeedMoney, participating projects use the possibility of securing a challenge grant of $400 from them to motivate local donors in their area to contribute to their project. Find out more on their website and apply by November 12.

Big Ideas: Deadline November 16
Big Ideas, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious social impact contests, is accepting pre-proposals for this year’s competition. Big Ideas provides up to $300,000 directly to students each year for their groundbreaking initiatives. Armed with the training and seed funding provided by Big Ideas, student teams have gone on to secure over $150 million in additional funding for their for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid ventures. Learn more here.

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