Get ready to make your pitch to receive money for your organization!
2019 Future Fund 10 – LIVE!
ABOUT THE FUTURE FUND
Future Fund is a group of young professionals that are community-minded, forward-thinking leaders who have invested in the future of Greensboro and Guilford County through the Ann Lineweaver Future Fund Endowment, currently valued at nearly $1.3 million.
Future Fund’s mission is to create connections, provide the next generation of philanthropic leaders in the community and, most importantly, grow the endowment to be able to award as much money as possible to nonprofits making a positive impact in Guilford County.
The FUTURE FUND 10 Program
Starting in 2019, Future Fund is changing the way it gives out grants to local nonprofits.
Ten nonprofits will be chosen from the applicant pool to become the 2019 Future Fund 10 (FF10). Each nonprofit representative 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 pitches to 300 community members at Triad Stage in an event called Future Fund 10 LIVE. The audience members will vote on the top prize and that winner will walk away with $20,000. Other monies will be awarded based on a community and judges’ vote. No matter what happens at FF 10 Live, each nonprofit will walk away with connections for donations, volunteers, board members, and greater visibility for their cause in the community.
MONIES TO BE AWARDED
1st Place = $20,000 Voted on by Future Fund 10 Live audience
2nd Place = $12,000 Voted on by a panel of judges
3rd Place = $7,000 Voted on by a panel of judges
Coaches’ Award = $2,000 Voted on by the coaches of the FF10 members
Community Award = $1,500
Future Fund 10 Application Form
All Future Fund 10 members receive:
1-year membership to Guilford County Nonprofit Consortium
Professional video of the organization to be used for promotion, advertising, social media and other marketing activities
Coaching from three (3) community mentors who help advise on your nonprofit and your pitch
Training on marketing, business, speaking and more at the four coaching sessions
Fellowship with nine (9) other outstanding nonprofit leaders
Regular communications from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and Future Fund
A once in a lifetime experience!
Applicants will be judged on the following 3 categories:
Innovation (originality of concept or design)
Sustainability (ability to be maintained on an ongoing basis; environmental impact)
Impact (influence on the community, residents and target group)
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or has applied for 501(c)(3) status
Organization is located in and/or serving the greater Greensboro area
Designate one representative to receive coaching and give the pitch
Representative must attend all coaching sessions on:
Jan 23, 6pm Kick Off Session
Feb 20, 6pm Coaching Session #1
March 20, 6pm Coaching Session #2
April 10, 6pm Rehearsal
April 16, 6pm Future Fund 10 LIVE
Representative must give a pitch on April 16, 2019.
All organizations selected for FF10 are required to provide a quote on the FF10 experience and share the experience and how they used the funds on their social media using hashtags: #FF10 #FF10Live @FutureFundGSO @cfggnews
Note: The Future Fund does not award grants for multi-year commitments, individuals, debt retirement, political organizations or campaigns, for-profit entities, programming that promotes religious instruction or doctrine, or endowments.
Review the eligibility guidelines above to ensure you are able to meet the required commitments and your project fits the criteria.
Review the FAQ to fully understand the application, selection and finalist process.
To apply, please submit the application form online below and email the video via a way that Future Fund can download and/or view the video. Examples include: Google Drive link, Zip file or Dropbox. Videos should be sent to email@example.com. Include the name of your organization in the subject line.
**Please note: additional information may be requested during the review process.
Deadline: Proposals must be received before 11:59pm on the application deadline (Friday, November 9, 2018). Late submissions will not be accepted.
Applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been selected as a FF10 finalist in early December.
Please direct questions regarding your proposal to Jodee Ruppel at firstname.lastname@example.org.