Grants Program, Sparkplug Foundation

Posted by on January 21, 2005

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Title: Grants Program Sponsor: Sparkplug Foundation

The sponsor supports projects primarily in three areas of focus: music, education and grassroots organizing. In all areas of focus, the sponsor is interested in making one-time grants for activities which create sustainable organizing and communities. While recognizing the importance of developing individual cultures, the sponsor favors projects that promote diversity.

Deadline(s): 03/25/2005

Contact: Address: P.O. Box 603
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Program URL: <a href=""></a>
Tel: 877-866-8285

The sponsor supports projects primarily in three areas of focus:

Music–The sponsor seeks to foster the expansion of musical ideas by supporting new projects which promote original programming and new performers.

Education–The sponsor seeks to promote living environments in which learning is a natural activity and a habit, rather than a periodic task. The Foundation values critical and investigative thinking, and supports projects which address class disparities in educational access.

Grassroots Organizing–The sponsor encourages individuals and grassroots groups to develop and enact activist strategies for addressing institutional injustices, and for envisioning and building a reasoned, just society.

Grants are available to 501c-3 organizations, projects with 501C-3 sponsoring organizations and individuals working on new, non-profit projects. Currently, grants are open to people and organizations everywhere. There are no requirements of citizenship, and no geographical limitations.

The sponsor makes grants only for seed money, or to launch new ideas within existing projects.

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