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The Allegra FootPrint Fund® awards marketing and print services to select nonprofit organizations to help enhance their image, expand their services and extend their marketing communications budgets.
Who is Eligible?
The FootPrint Fund is available to any nonprofit group, association or charitable organization that meets the FootPrint Fund selection criteria.
What are the Selection Criteria?
Applicants must provide documentation of their 501(c)(3) status as well as complete the application included in this brochure. Applications are reviewed by a panel of representatives from Allegra of Okemos along with members of the local community. The panel responds in writing to all applications that are submitted in accordance with the application deadline. Organizations should not assume an award has been given until such notification. Any eligible organization or association can apply and need not be a client of Allegra of Okemos. Award recipients are selected based upon how the marketing and print services will be used to further the organization’s goals, including:
- Service expansion – Use of services to contribute to expanding an organization’s awareness or existing service projects.
- Program enhancements – Use of services to promote new programs or projects.
- Leveraged efforts – Use of services to increase the impact of other existing resources.
What is the Value of Services Awarded?
Annual awards total $20,000. Services are awarded with a maximum value of $2,500 per organization for the award year. Eight awards will be given each year. Applicants may receive services in the value of the amount requested or in a lower amount. Services include marketing planning, graphic design, printing, signage, copying and bindery. Awards are not applicable to postage costs.
Applicants are encouraged to reapply in the following year. In order to help as many organizations as possible each year, applicants may be granted and award for up to 2 consecutive years.
All awarded print services must be used between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Awards may only be used for projects originating during these dates and not to offset any existing balances due to Allegra.
How Do We Apply?
To be considered for a FootPRINT Fund® award, complete the application form below. The application deadline is October 15, 2017. Applicants receiving an award will be notified by November 15, 2017.