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New Media Request for Proposals
Natan’s New Media grants support cutting-edge projects that use new media to:
- create new access points to Jewish life and learning,
- build Jewish communities, and/or
- inspire and enable people to be a part of Jewish life
Examples of new media include but are not limited to mobile applications, social networks, interactive games and content, digital video, and podcasts.
Natan invites proposals from tax-exempt organizations and from individuals or groups that have a fiscal sponsor with tax-exempt status for the first round of New Media grants. As with all Natan grants, supported organizations must have annual operating budgets of $1.5 million or less.
Timeline and Process
Natan will open up the New Media application period by June 1. Applicants will have 4 weeks to submit applications. Natan’s New Media committee and advisors will evaluate the proposals and invite select projects for a presentation round. Presentations (in person or by video) will take place in September 2011. Final decisions will be announced by October 31, and grants will begin to be dispersed immediately thereafter.
New Media Grant Application
- Tell us about your project on one 8½ x 11” page. What are you going to do? What’s your goal? Whom do you hope to reach? What need are you filling? (You can be creative with this page – it does not have to be only a page of written text.) Applicants will submit in an online application format.
- Upload or send us a link to up to 3 new media attachments that tell us more about yourself, your project, and anything else you want us to know. These attachments might include: a video (on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) running 3 minutes or less, a link to a beta site, a screenshot, a podcast, etc. If your project is at the stage for a demonstration, this is a perfect opportunity to give us a visual of how it will work. If it’s not, use these attachments to give us more details about what you’re hoping to achieve.
- Attach a project budget. If this is a project of an existing organization, also attach an organizational budget. Include all revenue sources and all expenses for the project and, if applicable, for the organization.
- Attach brief biographies of key staff working on this project, making particular reference to their qualifications for such a project.