Monday, January 9, 2012

The first of many grant applications

After weeks of skype conversations, gchats, and lots of writing, KGSA Foundation has submitted an application for the Echoing Green Fellowship which would award Jamie Clearfield and Ryan Sarafolean $90,000 to work full-time for the KGSA Foundation.  As Echoing Green puts it, they invest in and support outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions.  These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to solve deeply-rooted social, environmental, economic, and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help all individuals reach their potential.

We're extremely proud of the way the grant turned out and deeply appreciate all of the assistance that our supporters provided in terms of editing and other suggestions.  Through this grant experience alone, we were forced to dig deeper into our work and identify more clearly why do we do what we do, why this work is necessary, what are the impacts, and how do we plan to strengthen our efforts.  It was a great challenge, and we will keep you posted throughout the process.  We should hear back from Echoing Green in late January or early February.  Thanks again to everyone that assisted in the process!

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