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PASS-IT-FORWARD CRISIS & EMERGENCY CHARITABLE FUND

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OUR MISSION
                                                                                         
History: As part of our socially-conscious business model, we launched the Createlinusa "Pass-It-Forward Crisis & Emergency Fund with the opening of this website in February 2013.

In Memory of: This fund was established in memory of Deliverance Fidelia Joseph, a woman who lived a long life with kindness, generosity, compassion, and empathy, for her fellow human beings, and always put others' needs before her own, loving her neighbor as she loved herself.

Purpose & Target: This fund is designed to assist writers, artists, designers, and other project workers in emergency situations related to basic needs, with a special focus on young graduates, older workers, and those who live away from home. However, given the continuing lagging state of our economy and the lingering high rate of unemployment among younger adults and minorities, coupled with the temporary and low-wage jobs in the current market, we are broadening our focus in 2014 to extend support to people in crisis within those various segments of the population, to the extent possible.

Needs: Many creative people struggle to pursue and achieve their dreams before they can see any tangible result, or become successful. It is true that numerous organizations and charities provide grants, fellowships, and small loans to this target population. However, almost all of those sources of support are narrowly targeted, scarce, and some of them function based on procedures and criteria that are typically time-consuming and cumbersome, while basic emergency needs are almost always time-sensitive.

Meanwhile, a creative person's daily struggle for sustenance_  or anyone in need for that matter, can become tragic when support and assistance are not available or forthcoming. Working on projects, such as a book, a song,  a script, or a movie, typically takes a long time. During that time many lack the support and financial resources to cover such basic human necessities as food, rent, health care, and transportation, or meet the rigor of basic human survival needs.This type of deprivation can turn anyone, and particularly a creative mind, into a lost soul. this situation is similarly grave for anyone who is employed, under-employed, or works at or below poverty wages.


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Financial hardship, persons at risks, artists in distress, writers in crisis, designers in needs, project workers’ assistance, relief to families, emergency grants, young graduates, older workers, away from home, social consciousness, economic justice, community, love thy neighbor, art of giving, greater good, Campaign fund 
    
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Awesome Donor Card - the Humanitarian CircleThe Philanthropist Circle: $1,000 & Higher
   The Awesome Earth's Donor Circle: $500-900.00
   The Literary & Art Supporters' Circle: $200-400
    The Giving Hearts' Circle: $50-199.00
           The Art of Giving Donors' Circle: $25-49.00 
The Pass-It-Forward Friend & Supporter Circle: $5-24.00

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We are working to prevent such unnecessary silent human suffering and tragedies, and we ask that you contribute to this effort by making a donation, or making a purchase on this site, because a creative mind is a terrible thing to waste, and all life is too sacred to neglect. 

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HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT AND MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

As mentioned above, a number of organizations on and off-line provide grants, fellowships, and financial assistance to various categories of individuals working in the art, literary, and other areas of creativity. However, many of those organizations specialize in issuing grant award and assistance to either writers or artists, but not both. Some restrict their donations to certain geographic areas, and others yet only donate to certain ethnic or age groups. 

In addition, several charities and foundations will only send payment directly to a vendor and not to the person in crisis. For example, several organizations will help someone to pay rent, but will only send the check to the landlord, never mind that the same person may not be able to show up properly for a job interview for lack of a few dollars to obtain basic toiletry items or to pay for transportation to get to the job interview location.

We consider and understand crisis and emergencies in terms of real human distress and suffering. We also believe that individual who may be experiencing financial hardship must deserves to be allowed to retain their human dignity intact, and this means allowing such a person to handle cash donation exercise some control over how they can best utilize the limited contribution that they receive to stabilize their situations.In fact, when it comes to financial hardship, neuro-scientists and researchers from the Global Impact Foundation and the UN poverty program have recently issued a report showing that people in financial distress know best what their needs are and how best to spend whatever limited resources they have to mitigate their risks and resolve their situations, at least temporarily. We are also very concerned in helping to keep an individual's dignity intact, no matter what the circumstances may be. One way to convey respect for human dignity is by showing trust and confidence in people's judgement and their potential intelligence. We are also very cognizant of the importance of respecting individual privacy, and we have set up our program to avoid any breach in the privacy of those we serve, regardless of what their material and financial circumstances may be or where they may find themselves standing in life at a certain point in time. Everything is all so relative!

HOW THIS FUND IS UNIQUE

This fund is inclusive and is not meant to replace or duplicate other existing charities. Rather it is streamlined and designed to address the specific needs of people whose lives may be hanging in the balance due to financial stress, and may only have hours or days, not weeks or months, to get themselves out of a dire situation. 

The following are examples of organizations that make grant awards and what their criteria and requirements are for awarding funds:

TURKEY LAND COVE FOUNDATION  — A working retreat for motivated women. The deadline for our fall session 2014 (September 15 through February 1, 2015) is June 1, 2014. The successful applicant will be a motivated woman with clear, definable goals to pursue artistic, professional, or educational advancement and a plan to implement those goals. We are looking for women with the following characteristics: leadership qualities, goal-directed, ambitious, motivated, determined. She will be judged on the quality of her idea and the professionalism of her plan. We are currently limiting grants to women who are residents of New England or New York State. 

CINESTORY FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS — ENTRY FEE: $35-$80.  Seeking up-and-coming screenwriters for developmental mentoring program. Prizes include cash award, free tuition, room and board at the Cinestory Writers Retreat, 12-month fellowship with two Hollywood professionals, and other prizes for first place; cash, mentoring, and other prizes for second and third place. Submit original feature-length screenplay (85-130 pages) in any genre. Deadline:December 15, 2013 (early), January 15, 2014 (regular), February 15, 2014 (late), March 5, 2014 (extended).

AL SMITH INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP  — The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships are $7,500 unrestricted awards given to Kentucky artists who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work. Deadline February 15, 2014.

Grants to support women and transgender artists in the Philadelphia area (including Camden, NJ), who create art for social change. Art and Change Grant provides up to $2,500 for project-based work and the Leeway Transformation Award gives $15,000 in unrestricted funds to artists with at least five years experience.

 ARTS CONNECT PROGRAM GRANTS — Guidelines are now available for the Foundation’s Arts CONNECT program, which supports performing arts tours across the mid-Atlantic region developed by presenter consortia that include both public performances and community engagement activities. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 program is Friday, March 14, 2014. The Foundation will conduct three webinars on the program and application process, and also provide an online Projects in Development listing to help connect presenters interested in participating in a consortium.

McCOLL AWARD (NORTH CAROLINA)  — The purpose of the McColl Award is to invest in the creation of an original work. Opportunities must occur between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. One grant of $25,000 will be awarded. The following are eligible to apply. An individual or an unincorporated group of individuals who: 1. Are professional artist(s); scientist(s); historian(s) 2. Have resided in Mecklenburg County for at least the past 12 months; 3. Are not enrolled as a student in higher education; 4. Do not serve on the staff or board of directors of any organizational partner of the project. You must attend a December 3 workshop. 

OLIVE B. O’CONNOR FELLOWSHIPS  — Deadline: January 15, 2014 (received). Writers of nonfiction and poetry who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2014 to early May 2015) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $37,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided. 

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND  — Through Grants for the arts, we are able to make grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 for activities lasting up to three years. In special circumstances we can award larger grants for more major projects. If you plan to apply for over £100,000 you must contact us to request permission to apply. Grants for the arts is a continuous program, so you can apply at any time. There are no deadlines but you need to allow enough time between when you apply and when your activity starts. We need six weeks to process applications for £15,000 and under We need 12 weeks for applications for more than £15,000.

The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons by groups of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees,” who form autonomous chapters around geographic areas or topics of interest. The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance. Since its humble beginnings, many Awesome Foundation chapters have sprung up globally to conserve, sustain, and support the worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness. Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond.

These are just a few examples. You can find a full list of funding and fellowship organizations, artists in residency program, and grant-makers at http://www.fundsforwriters.com.

Make sure to visit our vast Resources Sections where you will find literary resources for writers and publishers, including popular websites where you can list and publish your books. Enter Here to will also find tips for writing compelling pieces, posts, books, and articles, books on how to sharpen your writing skills, and copyright resources. Also, visit our video Pic section for rare videos on the art, education, science, politics, and technology.
We will do all of your writing, including blog posts, website content, grants, business proposals, speeches, tutorial and training material, personal handbook, and research paper, if you need to use the time to focus on growing your business or publishing more books. Visit our Writing Services Page and contact us for quotes or to get more information. We also produce graphics, photography, and videos.

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1. Are services available to men and women? Women only? Men only?
Support is provided to Young and old alike.

2. What is the focus of this Fund?  
Grants are provided to individuals and families to retain shelter (pay rent), for food, medical care, travel expenses to go home to family for support, and other basic need expenses that may be deemed appropriate.

3. Do we offer any other support and/or services aside from emergency grants?    
Families at risk, project workers: artists, writers, designers, temporary and low-wage workers, young graduates and older workers in distress, and those living away from home.

4. How do people go about applying for a grant?  
Submit all requests using this form. Please describe your situation fully, and enter as much detail as possible.


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 The Giving Hearts Circle: $50-199.00


 The Art of Giving Donor Circle: $25-49.00
           
 

The Pass-It-Forward Friend & Supporter Circle: $5-24 


 
The Pass-It-Forward Friend & Supporter Circle: $5-24 



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