“Future Fund 10 is going to change the philanthropy game in Greensboro. By allowing the whole community to see social entrepreneurs innovating how we solve the community’s toughest problems, connections will be made that truly change people, change the organizations, and change Greensboro.”
Jodee Ruppel, Future Funder
Starting in 2019, Future Fund is changing the way it gives out grants to local nonprofits. The grants process can now be described as part incubator, part nonprofit Shark Tank.
Ten nonprofits will be chosen from the applicant pool to become the Future Fund 10 (FF10). The finalists will receive four sessions of coaching from local community mentors. Those mentors will help each of the FF10 refine their three-minute pitch to prepare for their debut at Future Fund 10 LIVE.
On April 16, 2019 the 10 nonprofits will present their pitch to over 300 community members at Triad Stage. The audience members will vote on the top prize and that winner will walk away with $20,000. Other prizes will be awarded based on community vote and judges’ vote. No matter what monetary amount each FF10 member receives, they will all walk away with connections for donations, volunteers, board members, and greater visibility for their cause in the community.