Donor: Sparkplug Foundation
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 02.11.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 400.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Israel, Palestine


1) Objective

The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organisations and new projects of established organisations in (1) music; (2) education; and (3) community organising. They aim to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies.

Sparkplug funding is for materials and activities that help work become more sustainable. It can cover organisation-building materials like flyers, pamphlets or websites. It can cover training/recruiting expenses like meeting costs. And it can cover long-lasting items like software (things that you only need to buy once, but that can really advance the work.)

2) Eligibility

They fund: (1) early stage organizations and projects. They offer grants to innovative and important work that has not yet established broad sources of support. For Sparkplug, what matters is that the project comes from and supports an engaged community; (2) small-to-medium organizations or ideas. They most often fund projects with small budgets, and that are less likely to receive corporate, institutional, or government funding; and (3) 501c3 non-profits or individuals, communities or collectives that have a US-based 501c3 fiscal sponsor.

3) Location

Actions must take place in the United States, and in Israel/Palestine.

4) Budget

They consider grant applications for amounts from $1,000 to $20,000. Most grants are in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.

5) Application

The Fall 2023 cycle will open September 1, 2023. The LOI deadline is is November 2, 2023.

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