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SportDOG Brand® Future Forward Fund Contest

We are holding our 2nd Annual Future Forward Fund Grant contest! We are enlisting the help of all of our fans and supporters to help us. This year we are asking that all applications be in video form and submitted by September 30th, 2013. You can choose to fill out an application for your grant, but if you are chosen as a finalist you will still be asked to submit a video by October 14, 2013. Beginning October 15th the public will have the chance to vote for your favorite of the seven finalists, and at the end of the contest, the project with the most votes will be awarded a $25,000 grant. The project with the second most votes will receive a $5,000 grant. This is a great opportunity to garner support for your project, your organization, and your conservation goals. Get those applications in soon, and please check back often to find updates on the applicants and contest.

Successful applicants will use these grants to help fund projects dedicated to habitat enhancement, game conservation, training education and/or youth education and involvement. It is through such projects that we help ensure sportsmen can continue to enjoy outdoor opportunities for generations to come.

Video applications should be short and simple and can be loaded onto YouTube. Your video can be submitted to the contest at the SportDOG Future Forward Fund Homepage starting September 1st, 2013.

Eligibility
The SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund supports projects and programs that strive towards promoting wildlife populations, habitat enhancement, youth education, and recruitment and involvement initiatives.

Eligible applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. Funding is restricted to United States citizens. Applicants are required to provide all required conservation action information as it pertains to the proposed project as requested during the grant application process.

Grant Limits
These funds are designed to function as complementary support to an applicant’s other fund-raising efforts. The Fund strongly encourages applicants to seek additional funding from sources such as federal, state, and local government, conservation organizations, and others. Approved grant proposal applicants will be notified by January 4, 2014 and grants are to be used during the 2014 calendar year.

Grant Restrictions
SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, or other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.

Grant Application Process
To apply for the 2014 Future Forward Fund Grant Contest and you’re chance to earn your project $25,000, follow the directions below

1. Create a short video outlining your project. This does NOT need to be a professional video. Just a couple of minutes outlining your project and why it deserves to win. If you are affiliated with any organization, please mention this in the video.

2. Upload your video to YouTube. For help uploading a video to YouTube visit their help section (link help section: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57924?hl=en).

3. Visit the SportDOG Future Forward Fund Homepage

For more information please contact:
Eleanor Marshall
(865) 824-1609 or click here to email Eleanor

SportDOG Brand® Conservation Fund Youth Grant Program

Conservation is all about the future. At SportDOG Brand, we want to help ensure that tomorrow’s conservationists have the motivation and funding they need to continue the sporting community’s proud legacy of wise use of our natural resources.

We created the Kids in Conservation program, an extension of our Conservation Fund, to lend support to and recognize groups and individuals whose efforts are focused on a better tomorrow for wildlife and the wild places in which it thrives.

A key component of Kids in Conservation is an annual grant program through which a contribution will be made to an enterprising, forward-thinking youth organization that has demonstrated enthusiasm and ambition with regard to habitat conservation. For 2014, SportDOG Brand will be awarding one grant of $1,000 to an individual or group who presents detailed plans for a project or series of projects aimed at improving or increasing wildlife habitat.

It is our hope that our efforts to encourage tomorrow’s conservationists will ensure a bright conservation future for generations to come.

Eligibility
The SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund supports habitat enhancement initiatives and projects and programs that strive to conserve and enhance wildlife populations.

Funding is restricted to United States citizens. Applicants are required to provide all required conservation action information as it pertains to the proposed project as requested during the grant application process.

Grant Limits
The grant to be awarded in 2014 will be limited to $1,000. These funds are designed to function as complementary support to an applicant’s other fund-raising efforts. The Fund strongly encourages applicants to seek additional funding from sources such as federal, state, and local government, conservation organizations, and others. Approved grant proposal applicants will be notified by January 4, 2014 and grants are to be used during the 2014 calendar year.

Grant Restrictions
SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, or other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.

Grant Application Process
An online application form can be completed and submitted by clicking on this Application Form link.
1. Please make sure that your browser is configured to receive cookies.
2. This system works best on Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 6.0 or higher.
3. If you have any questions about the online application form, please email Eleanor Marshall
4. Please submit your application by October 1st, 2013.
5. Be sure to complete all of the requested information on the form and attach any supporting information or material to the application.

For more information please contact:
Eleanor Marshall
(865) 824-1609 or click here to email Eleanor

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