WORLD FUTURE FUND
CRITERIA FOR GRANT SEEKERS
Note: This is not a religious text. There may be exception for all items here.
However, it important that all parties make use of time. So... here are some of our priorities.
WHAT WE DO FUND
Leadership education and networking. Speaking truth to power! What is your ability to reach top decision makers in government, the media and the public interest world? Like who? We want specifics. In the case of the media this means contacting those who control the media... not just appearing in media.
Building coalitions for action. Must be connected to specific issues not hot air.
Technology. We fund web upgrades, smart phone upgrades and so on.
Outreach to political artists. Very important! How can we get artists to communicate about key issues? How can we inspire young people to be idealistic and avoid suicidal garbage like drugs and alcohol abuse and unsafe sex?
Multicultural education, particularly in west. Very important! How we get beyond racist, "west is best" thinking? This poison even affects many "liberals" who want to invade other nations to make them like us. We want education about major world civilizations and religion to start at the elementary and high school level.
WHAT WE DON'T FUND
Long-winded intellectual studies. No. We don't fund these. So tired of being bombarded with this sort of stuff.
Seminars (except for those related to mobilizing lobbying). Decision makers rarely attend these. Seminars on Capital Hill for Congressional and Senate staff could be an exception.
Vague talk about "reaching the people". You may be sending a billion e mails or whatever. If it's not connected to a clear strategy on specific issues... who cares?
A media only strategy. Better than nothing but not adequate. A lot of decision makers will not read this stuff. Exception may be more likely here, however, to our general lack of interest.
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF GRANTS
Europe (Particularly Germany and Norway)