We have some exciting news that we’d like share with you, our cherished community!
The Polyamory Foundation is ready to take grant applications to help fund people’s polyamory awareness, education, and support projects. The IRS recently approved the organization’s non-profit status as a private grantmaking foundation, charitable/educational. Early fundraising efforts have been successful and the foundation is now calling for applications.
Statement of Purpose:
The Polyamory Foundation will provide grants to, and may otherwise aid, projects and/or organizations that advance awareness and understanding of egalitarian, ethical polyamory as a valid and workable relationship choice; or that inform the public of polyamory’s principles and best practices; or that support the needs and interests of the polyamory community (persons engaging in or identifying with egalitarian, ethical polyamory). For purposes of the Foundation, “polyamory” will be defined as multiple intimate loving relationships carried out with the full knowledge and consent of all persons affected.
From their website:
“Have you nurtured an idea for advancing polyamory awareness and community but lacked the funds to carry it out? Have your plans to put on a conference been thwarted by the large deposit that hotels require upfront? Have you been running a poly conference but it took a bad hit from Covid cancellations, and you don’t know where the money will come from to get it back on its feet? Do you want to offer scholarships for more low-income people to attend your non-profit poly event, but you can’t afford to? Do you have great material to present but need a bit of help to finance a tour? Need a piece of equipment for a poly-community project?
Talk to us. Whether your idea is large or small, if you have developed a plan but are stymied by lack of funds, that’s what The Polyamory Foundation is here for.
Per our charter, we fund expenses for specific projects and activities. We can help you achieve your goals that fit our Statement of Purpose, especially if cost has been a problem. The polyamory-awareness movement has always had lots of great people with great ideas. If you’ve got it together, we may be able to help you carry out yours.
We are still new and small as foundations go. We are currently accepting applications for grants in the range of $100 to $4,000. We hope to make 10 or 20 grants in our first year, and yes, we do take applications for as low as $100. For some effective, creative people even a hundred bucks — for a printing bill, or expenses to give a presentation, or necessary materials — can be a roadblock that it wouldn’t be for someone with more means. We hope to even that up a bit.
We believe that issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion should be seen and taken into account as part of this or any effort to improve our present society. As our application instructions note, we will give added weight to grant proposals from minority / historically oppressed communities.”
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