Application

Tell us about your project through a detailed narrative and budget including the following:
PROJECT IMPACT
● Purpose and Objectives
● Who will benefit
● List measureable outcomes & impact (minimum of 3)
● How does it relate to the NSR Mission & Vision
● Address any organizations competing or already offering solutions
PROJECT DETAILS
● Execution plan
● Timeline including key points of development
● How will you measure the listed outcomes
● Potential challenges
● Specific needs of your project which would benefit from NSR support
● Team
o Existing Support: key personnel & collaborating organizations
o Additional Support & Skills Required
● Budget
o Income
o Expenses
o Note sources of funding (committed, pending, or anticipated)
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please include the following for your application to be considered complete:
Written narrative: describe the project in detail
List of key personnel: include contact information (resumes preferred)
Project budget: include list of funding sources
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Applications are evaluated by the selection committee using the following criteria:
● RELEVANCE AND SIGNIFICANCE TO NEW SUN RISING MISSION & VISION
o Mission: To empower creative projects in the Pittsburgh region through
fiscal sponsorship, mentoring, and community building.
o Vision: NSR is a widely recognized champion for grassroots creative
projects, which transform the economic, cultural, and environmental
landscape of our communities via unique solutions and inspired
collaboration.
● NEED
o Defined market and social need
● IMPACT
o Outcomes measurable and defined
● INNOVATION
o Creative, unique approach and solution
● SCALABLE & REPRODUCIBLE
o Potential of organization to build an impact beyond the initial pilot project
● SUSTAINABLE
o Realistic budget, fundraising ability, and ongoing funding model
● COLLABORATIVE
o Includes key partners in both planning and implementation
● READINESS
o Ability of key personnel and likelihood of organizational success