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Grant Application for the Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition

Sudan Global Day of Action

I. Background
The Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition has a limited pool of funds that will be offered to
partner organizations and local activists in the form of grants to help support South Sudan and Darfur-focused
advocacy to engage activists ahead of the upcoming referendum in January 2011. Grants are intended to
support events held the week of December 7-14, and that complement and further the work of the
organization, with the final goal of ensuring peace in all of Sudan.

In this document, please find:

• Grant recipient requirements
• Grant guidelines
• Grant submission deadlines and information
• The grant application to fill out and send back by email to
Grant Recipient Requirements
Grant recipients and applications must meet each of the following characteristics:
• Must be a legally registered 501 (c) 3 organization in the United States, or have fiscal sponsorship
from such an organization
• Must agree to complete a post event report detailing expenditures, events success, copies of
receipts, and other information
• Cannot support any specific political agenda within Sudan, Sudanese political parties or
movements involved in the crisis in Darfur
• Must have a high likelihood of executing the proposal as planned and have potential of attracting
media attention
• All grants must be for Darfur and South Sudan events the week of December 7-14, and
preference will be given for those held on December 5 – 12
• Grantees must be able to demonstrate ability to complete the goals of the submission either
through a planning document or from prior success of the organization
• Funds not expended on the designated use of the grant must be returned to Genocide Intervention
Network/Save Darfur Coalition
Grant Guidelines
Use the information below to guide your grant application and event/program planning:

• Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition will consider applications for between $100
and $1000. We anticipate that most grants given will be in the $500-$1000 range
• Allowable expenses include but are not limited to: posters and fliers to advertise the event or hand out
during the event, staff or intern time, photocopying, sign up sheets, clipboards, etc
• Expenses that are not allowable include events that do not focus on Darfur or Sudan.
• Grant requests will focus on events that raise awareness of the upcoming referenda in Sudan and/or
the situation in Darfur
• Priority will be given to programs and events that involve a diverse cross section of the community
• No proposal will be considered without the inclusion of a budget
• Preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate additional funding sources
• You must incorporate the unifying symbol and petition into your event, and send us photos and/or
video after the event
II. Instructions for Submission

Please submit your grant application by email to Applications are

accepted on a rolling basis.
***PLEASE NOTE: If special circumstances apply and funding is needed immediately, please explain
these circumstances in your grant application.
III. Organization Information

Name of Group or Organization:



Phone Number(s):



Contact Person:



Phone Number(s):



Is your organization a legally registered 501 (c) 3 organization in the United States? If not, please
provide the name and contact person for the qualifying organization acting as your fiscal sponsor:

Please provide a short summary of your group’s history, as well as its past and present activities:

IV. Darfur Activism

Has your group participated in previous Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition
national events or programs?

Has your group ever pursued other projects related to Darfur or Sudan?
If yes, please explain:

Does your group have future plans to pursue projects related to Darfur or South Sudan?

If yes, please explain:

V. Event/Program Proposal

In no more than two pages, please outline the event(s) or program(s) that you wish to coordinate.
Make sure to answer the following questions:

1) What kind of event(s) or program(s) will you coordinate (educational, vigil, protest,
etc)? Please be specific!

2) What steps will you take to organize the event?

3) What is your plan to involve other organizations?

4) What is your plan for outreach to local media?

5) What will be the overall cost for your event(s) or program(s)? Please provide a specific
detailed budget on a separated sheet for the event. A sample is provided below.

6) What other sources for funding will you pursue?

7) How many people do you anticipate to attend this event?

8) Where will you hold your event(s)? What specific steps do you need to take to secure
this location (including permits and other forms of permission)?

Thank you for applying for a Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition grant! Please
attach your budget information.

Sample Budget

The sample budget is provided to illustrate the level of detail we expect. Your line items may be different,
but be sure to provide an explanation.
Item Explanation Cost
Fliers 500 @.10 to be distributed at 3 $50
events leading up to April
Food and drink for planning 3 meetings, $20 each $60
Clipboards to get people to 5 @ $5 $25
sign a petition at the event
“What can you do?” fliers to 200 @ .10 each $20
hand out at the event
Event programs 200 @ .10 each $20

Total $175