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MissionBox August 2018 $2,500 Grant Award: Honoring Animal Rights and Animal Rescues

| Updated August 16, 2018

Ask ALL your supporters to recommend your nonprofit's work for animals on MissionBox. Submit a photo of the animals you love!

Nonprofits and charities that serve the welfare of animals hold a special place in our society. Often, animals needing care and protection are without rescue or hope. MissionBox honors those who dedicate their lives to educating others about the importance of animal rights and/or who work actively to protect those rights.

We’d like to welcome nonprofits that work in the area of animal activism and rescue to become part of our MissionBox community.

Qualify for a $2,500 grant for your organization by setting up a MissionBox nonprofit profile with a brief description of your mission and (IMPORTANT!) a photo that represents the animals you protect and support. Then, ask your supporters to recommend your organization via crowdsourced voting. Instructions below.

The organization with the highest number of recommendations on their MissionBox organizational profile, at the time and day of grant close, will be awarded the grant.

The Grant

The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund is offering one $2,500 (USD or equivalent) grant award for August 2018 to a nonprofit or charity, from anywhere in the world, that provides services in the following areas: animal welfare, activism, rescue or public education about the rights and plight of animals.

Grant opens August 2nd, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., CDST and closes August 31st, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., CDST. Winners will be announced in September 2018.

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Applying for the grant

All you need to do is follow these two easy application steps:

If you DO NOT currently have a MissionBox organization profile:

  • Complete your organization’s profile on MissionBox with a brief description of your mission and (IMPORTANT!) a photo that represents the animals you protect and support.
  • Next, get your supporters to recommend your organization on MissionBox!

Register Your Organization on MissionBox

If you DO have a MissionBox organization profile:

  • Make sure your MissionBox profile includes a description of your mission and upload a photo that represents the animals you protect and support.
  • Next, get your supporters to recommend your organization on MissionBox!

Your organizational profile submission indicates that you agree to allow MissionBox to republish descriptions of your work, in any available medium, as attributed to you or your organization.

Adding a great cover image to your MissionBox organization profile:

  1. To add a cover image to your MissionBox organization profile, click Edit on the upper right-hand corner of your profile.
  2. Next, click the Add Cover Image button to upload an image from your computer, or, drag and drop a photo into the main image box
  • File type: JPG, GIF or PNG
  • File size: 5MB maximum, 300kb or below preferred
  • Change the position and size by adjusting the slider below the image
  • Click Save

How to get your supporters to recommend your organization

Copy your MissionBox organization profile URL from your browser's address bar, and share the link with your consumers, constituent groups and supporters. Ask them to visit your profile and recommend your organization by clicking the "thumbs up".

Each supporter can only vote once for your organization and will need to provide their email. Please note: Email addresses associated with ANY recommendations to ANY nonprofit, charity or NGO that are invalid, incorrect or duplicative will result in the removal of that recommendation from overall organization recommendation totals.

  • MissionBox claims the sole discretion to identify and remove invalid recommendations. To inquire further, please contact support@missionbox.com

NOTE: MissionBox does not share, sell or distribute any protected information, such as emails, regarding organizations, readers or supporters (For our UK readers: MissionBox is GDPR compliant).

Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase or fee is required to apply or be chosen as a grant recipient.
  • Submissions must be provided in English.
  • If an insufficient number of eligible entries are received, MissionBox reserves the right to award remaining grant funds in a future grant award program.

Applicants must be affiliated with an organization that is an IRS-approved nonprofit or a registered charity or NGO in the organization’s country of origin.

Qualified organizations will be asked to confirm that they comply with the following nonprofit operating guidelines:

  • Organization must have been a registered nonprofit, NGO or charity and in operation for at least one full year.
  • Organization may be asked to verify the above by providing documentation.

In addition:

  • Applicant agrees to allow MissionBox to publish information about the mission of the nonprofit or charity in any media format selected by MissionBox.
  • Applicant agrees to allow MissionBox to contact the nonprofit or charity with the email used to register the organization on MissionBox.
  • If requested, Applicant agrees to meet with a representative of the MissionBox Philanthropic Fund about his or her organization.
  • Applicant agrees to allow email and/or phone contact by MissionBox during and immediately after the grant selection.
  • Applicant agrees that all questions related to the grant application will be transmitted via email to grants@missionbox.com. Please do not call MissionBox with questions. Callers will become ineligible to receive a grant.
  • Any taxes incurred, or tax reporting required because of receiving grant funds are the responsibility of the recipient. Neither MissionBox, Inc. nor the MissionBox Philanthropic Fund shall be liable for deducting or reporting any tax associated with this transaction. This grant program is null and void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law.
  • MissionBox employees, officers, directors, and shareholders, or members of their immediate families (spouse, children, brother, sister, mother, father) are not eligible to apply for grant awards.

The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund is a fund of the Austin Community Foundation (ACF).

"Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures." -Dalai Lama

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