Donation and reward-based crowdfunding, or crowdgranting, is the process of activating a project or idea of a large group of people and their dollars through a sponsor match within a limited time frame.
To submit an application for the SVN | Communities program during the open call for projects in your city, click the “Apply Now” button and begin a crowdfunding campaign page that describes a bit about your project and the impact you feel it will have on the community.
SVN | Communities will be available in several cities across the country. As new cities are announced, they will appear on Patronicity and this page. Keep checking back for more program and new city announcements!
If you have an idea for an SVN | Communities project, please submit your application today.
The SVN | Communities program is available to residents, community groups and non-profit organzations with community improvement projects located in to-be-determined cities and regions as announced by SVN International Corp. and their local SVN regional office.
Applications may be submitted for project activities described below. It is important these projects have established public awareness and local enthusiasm in the community.
Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $5,000. The recipient will receive up to $10,000 in matching funds from SVN International Corp. with the potential for an additional pool of matching funds provided by the local SVN office.
Applicants will utilize the Patronicity website to build out a basic crowdfunding page for their project. This page is the initial application and is directed/focused to the project audience and potential donors. Once a project page is started, Patronicity will reach out to the project applicant to discuss the project and next steps.
Patronicity will perform an initial screening of the project and profile. Patronicity staff may request additional information to determine the project’s appropriateness for crowdfunding and its eligibility to the Program.
At the end of the “call for projects” phase, qualifying projects will be forwarded to the SVN review team for review and a determination of which projects may be eligible to run a crowdfunding campaign to qualify for a matching grant.
If approved by the SVN review team, Patronicity will then engage fully with the applicant to polish off the project page, develop a marketing strategy, and build out the crowdfunding campaign. A video shoot may be coordinated and planned through the local SVN office to increase visibility.
Start crowdfunding! Patronicity will provide technical assistance throughout the raise period. The applicant has up to 60 days to achieve crowdfunding toward their goal. This timeline is established on a project basis prior to crowdfunding launch. A 30 day campaign is recommended.
If the crowdfunding campaign is successful, SVN International Corp. will match the funds raised and implementation will follow soon after.