How to Apply

What is Sparkplug's Application Process?

We hope our three-step process will reduce the effort needed to apply for a grant, and give each applicant the best chance of success.

  1. We first ask you to answer a few questions to see if you meet our basic guidelines for a grant. When you submit these answers, you will automatically either be directed to the next step or receive a message telling you that you do not qualify for a grant.

  2. If you meet our basic guidelines, we will ask you to submit a brief description of the project or organization for which you are seeking a grant (we are calling this a Letter of Intent).

  3. Within two weeks of this submission, we will notify you by email if we would like you to fill out a final application. We hope you understand that, due to limited resources, we can't fund every application we receive.

Important Dates for the Spring 2014 Cycle:

  • Answers to the preliminary questions must be submitted by April 1, midnight Eastern time. This deadline has passed.

  • Letters of Intent must be submitted by April 15, midnight Eastern time.

  • Completed Applications must be submitted by May 15, midnight Eastern time.

  • Grant decisions will be announced by June 15