This week, I made a spreadsheet. Yep. Usually, spreadsheets are pretty uninteresting to me, and I don’t consider spreadsheets to be an optimal use of anyone’s time. I’d rather write on paper or even on a wall or something than use them because they look kind of freaky. But, this week, I had no choice but to make a spreadsheet. Ok, back to what I should actually be writing about. My spreadsheet was a list of different sponsors (basically companies) that we were going to be talking to for funding, how much they usually donate, the types of projects they donate to, programs they have to give out donations, and i was supposed to put in the contact information(duh, the most important part) so that we can contact them but I forgot. Anyway about the sponsors; here’s an example. Samsung funds the Lucile Packard’s Teen Van, and their name is right there on the side of the bus. We need that too, so that means we need to find a company or program willing and able to sponsor us.
Apparently though, I couldn’t just go up and ask companies for funding(Actually, maybe you could, but I don’t think that’s what would work for me). We need to apply for grant programs. If you don’t know what a grant program is, I’ll give you a quick example. Amazon has this thing called the Amazon Imagine Grant that gives 75,000 USD for registered non-profits that are using technology to better the world. We wouldn’t fall into that category though because we aren’t using technology for any social cause, but we are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so that opens up a lot of other grant opportunities for us. And, it’s all in my spreadsheet!
That’s it for now. See you later!