Recent Awardees

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Types of Projects Awarded

The Cause Populi grants program was specifically created to support nonprofit organizations that need to enhance their visibility and reach through enhanced advertising, communications and marketing programs. These programs could take a variety of forms, including but not limited to: communications planning, online advertising, branding, corporate identity packages, website redesign, logo redesign, fundraising programs, consulting services, social media development, infographics, mobile app development, etc.

Most successful grant applications involve an integrated approach, taking into consideration many different elements of a well planned communications and marketing strategy. However, in other cases, the organization is missing one critical piece to implement their strategy. In either case, what is most important is to clearly relate how the project subject of the application is going to help achieve the organizational mission.

The application process is competitive, as the funds we can award on a quarterly basis are limited. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Marketing Services Grant for Nonprofits

Summary of Cause Populi Marketing Grant

The main purpose of the Cause Populi marketing grant is to enhance the visibility, online presence, community engagement and fund raising aspects of qualifying nonprofit institutions. Cause Populi, LLC will provide service grants of up to $50,000 per project to qualifying US-based nonprofits. Grant applications and awards will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. There are NO CASH AWARDS made to the recipient organizations. Instead, the grant is awarded as a matching in-kind donation to the selected non-profit institution(s), and may only be applied towards specific marketing and communications services. Administrative salaries, wages, facilities and equipment are not covered under the Grant program.

Grant Application Guidelines

Revised as of 09/15/2014

  • NOTICE: A new cycle of the Cause Populi Worthy Cause Grant Program has been established for the summer of 2014. We will start accepting applications on September 16, 2014.
  • DEADLINE: The deadline for grant applications for this cycle will be November 24, 2014.¬†Applications received after this date may be disqualified.
  • AWARD PROCESS: Applications will be screened for eligibility upon submission. Eligible applications will be reviewed, and awards will be made upon completion and submission of all relevant evidence and documentation. Reviews and award are made on a first-come, first-serve basis until the award funds allocated for the quarter have been exhausted. The application process is competitive. Qualified applicants will need to undergo an interview process prior to award. Cause Populi, LLC and its Grant Committee Members will determine (at their sole discretion) the recipient(s) of the grant and the amount(s) of the award(s).
  • MATCHING GRANT: The grant will match or subsidize up to US $3 dollars per every dollar contributed by the recipient organization towards the project. In-kind services, equipment or staff provided by the recipient are not applicable as a matching contribution.
  • ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: ONLY the following types of projects may be eligible for the grant: Branding (Logo, Taglines, Stationery, etc.), Graphic Design, Communications and Marketing Plans, Infographics, Online Marketing Services, Social Media Development, Website Development, Mobile Site Development, Mobile Apps, Video Production and Search Engine Marketing. For any other project types, please contact us before applying. The grant DOES NOT fund media expenditures of any kind (radio, print, TV, etc.).
  • FAIR MARKET VALUE OF PROJECT: The grant awards subsidies based on fair market value assessments. Applicants are encouraged to submit quotes and proposals from US based professional firms as a way to determine project values at prevailing market rates. Cause Populi will verify these submissions and may request additional quotes from third parties as a way of making a fair market value determination. Cause Populi reserves the right to determine which portions of the requested services will be performed through third parties or directly by Cause Populi.
  • Donated or subsidized services will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
  • This grant award is only available to US nonprofits with 501c(3) designation headquartered in any of the continental states, Hawaii and the District of Columbia.
  • The grant award and services may not be transferred, donated or resold.
  • The grant award may be applied towards a specific project, or a group of related projects. Applicants may attach documentation describing the project in detail. The information contained in all submissions is confidential.
  • Submissions will only be accepted if submitted through the online application form, below. For compatibility, we recommend using the latest versions of the following web browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
  • Applications must be submitted directly by the applicant organization. Submissions made by third party agencies and non-authorized representatives will be deemed ineligible.
  • Submissions are construed as containing an electronic signature. All applications will be verified for authenticity. Non-responsive and non-verifiable applications will be discarded.
  • Organizations must represent and warrant that they are willing to provide information to Cause Populi for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial of this donation, and give Cause Populi credit in the materials funded through this grant.
  • We strongly believe in developing long term relationships with the organizations we support. In consequence, we ask beneficiary organizations to appoint Cause Populi as their marketing agency of record upon acceptance of the grant award.
  • By submitting the application form below, you are accepting the terms outlined above in case of being awarded the Grant.

Grant Application Form

  • Please attach here any supporting documentation. File formats accepted: jpg, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx