Fund Raising

My goal for The PATRICK Crusade is to one day obtain sufficient funding so that dedicated members can -- if they choose -- work on the P.A.T.R.I.C.K. cause on a full-time basis, with a salary that would not change their present standard of living. I believe that with a concentrated full-time effort, we could do the impossible [we are nearly doing the impossible on a part-time basis with only a few dedicated activists. Think of what you/we could accomplish if we were all doing this as our full-time jobs!!!!

Our first attempt at obtaining funding was with the Soros Foundation. I thought it was a very good proposal, and so did the rest of the Staff who assisted tirelessly, after their day-jobs, in gathering the data, and helping write it.... without reimbursement for their out-of-pocket expenses in producing our proposal to the Soros Foundation. Considerable expense went into preparing it, binding and delivering it in a Professional Manner. Our hopes were high because we had done our research. In spite of that, we were denied funding. I think the Soros Foundation misunderstood our goals.

Right now, P.A.T.R.I.C.K. Crusade is in need of a volunteer team to research funding opportunities, grants, and so forth -- then prepare the application(s) for my review. I will handle the cost of production and mailing. If you are qualified for the above task, I welcome discussions with you.

As additional applications are submitted, they will also be posted here on the PC pages for all to review.

Proposal for funding to the Soros Foundation: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 (Status - rejected/closed)

Request for funding to the following foundations (JW Project - 2003): (Status - rejected/closed)

Soros Foundation - rejected
Draper Richards Foundation - rejected
Ford Foundation - rejected
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - rejected
Media Justice Fund - rejected

Request for funding to the following foundations (OPEN GATES Project - 2005)  (Status - closed)

Soros Foundation - rejected
Ford Foundation - rejected
Public Welfare Foundation - rejected
Vanguard Public Foundation - pending
...more to follow