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The planning has begun for the 2016 Queen City Beard and Moustache Federation Beard and Moustache Competition. In 2015, the Queen City Beard and Moustache Federation raised more than $16,000, shared with the Gathering Friends and Friends, including Rare Breed, Ozarks Food Harvest, Harmony House, Isabel’s House, and O-STEAM. We have significantly increased our fundraising efforts each year, and are excited to begin the process of planning the 2016 competition, scheduled for April 16, 2016.

For the seventh annual competition in Springfield, we have decided to ask local organizations to submit proposals sharing why they are the best choice to receive the funds raised at this event. In order to apply, you must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit and must be local to Springfield or the surrounding area. Those are the only requirements for application. Both small and large organizations, as well as those that have previously benefited, will be considered.

If you’re chosen, you’ll receive your check in May, 2016. We would like to plan a follow-up interview with your organization in the fall of 2016, to tell our donors and contributors what you’ve done.

What We Need from You:
1. Who you are. Tell us about the history of your organization and introduce yourselves.
2. What you do. Share your mission and tell us who or what you help.
3. What you wish you could do. We understand that funding is an issue for every nonprofit. Share your plan if you’re the recipient of the funds from the 2016 competition. This might simply involve funding existing operations or might involve a new project.

You’re welcome to write a traditional grant proposal. If this doesn’t suit you, feel free to make us a video, write us a song or create an art project. Provide your submission via email to queencitybeards@gmail.com (if you would prefer to present your submission on paper, please let us know via email and arrangements will be made).

All submissions are due by September 15, 2015. The QCBMF e-board will review all submissions, choose the three best, and take those to the October meeting. At the meeting, all members will join us in selecting our 2016 charity. We will announce the beneficiary of the 2016 competition following the October meeting of QCBMF.

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