Apply for RSF Seed Fund of up to $5,000!

Deadline: 15 March 2016

Rudolf Steiner Foundation (RSF) is currently accepting applications from US organizations working in the areas of social development. The RSF Seed Fund is a modest-sized fund, which is supported annually by unrestricted gifts to RSF rather than from an endowment.

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Focus Areas

Funding available

The RSF Seed Fund provides between $500 and $5,000.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • US Applicants with projects aligning with RSF’s mission and focus areas are eligible to apply.
  • Proposals will be accepted from organizations that are any of the following:
    • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt per the IRS
    • Fiscally sponsored with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status per the IRS
    • Schools or universities
    • Non-governmental entities, Indian tribes or tribal non-profit organizations, and territorial, tribal, or unit of local government entities
  • New initiatives, defined for the purposes of this Fund as:
    • Organizations in the first two years of operation
    • New projects or programs, less than one year old, from organizations with an operating history greater than two years
  • The RSF Seed Fund will not award grants for:
    • Multi-year operating needs
    • Ongoing capital or capital projects and campaigns
    • Projects expanding in geographic scope only
    • Scholarships
    • Travel, or attending conferences and workshops
    • International work

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their applications online via given website.

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  1. Avatar STANLEY C MUTALE says

    Am Stanley c Mutale from Zambia. We are running an NGO called YOUNG EMERGING FARMERS INITIATIVE whose main goal is to encourage the increase participation of youths is agricultural activities considering climate change. The was registered last year on 9th April and we have been socially active. For the past few month the organization has be running on personal funds, donated by some of the members within the organization. We have tried to get start up, seed funds or rather capacity building funds from different institutions and organization but the conditions to be met are too much for a start up organization. We would love and appreciate if you could be of assistance to this noble cause because the goals and objectives of our organization are bigger than us and will help a lot of young people in Zambia and Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole.
    At the moment the organization is conducting an awareness project by the title my Farm my Swag Campaign.

  2. Avatar Tshering Wangchen says

    Hi! I am Tshering Wangchen from tiny Kingdom known as Bhutan popularly known as the birth land of the alternative development paradigm known as Gross National Happiness.
    BHUTAN is also known for its unique culture still surviving in the world of consumerism and fashion. I would like to know whether there is any funding agency to support an organization dealing with preservation and promotion of culture if I start an NGO based on culture.

  3. Avatar Samuel Sadiq says

    Greetings from Living Evangelism Outreach Ministries of Pakistan!
    It is blessings for me to visit you and really inspired and encouraged through your work, we are an Christ centered ministries and struggling the poor and miserable children and provide them education for better future, Please feel free to write us for further information about our community development projects in Pakistan.