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It’s time!  You’ll find our call for grant proposals below, or you can download it here.

Call for grant proposals 2021.

The planning will begin for the 2021 Queen City Beard and Moustache Federation Beard and Moustache Competition following this year’s competition for the Missouri institute of Natural Science on May 2, 2020.  In 2019, the Queen City Beard and Moustache Federation raised more than $12,500 for Gathering Friends for the Homeless.  We are excited to begin the selection process for the 2021 competition.

For the 12th 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 2021.  We would like to plan a follow-up interview with your organization in the fall of 2021, to tell our donors and contributors what you’ve done.

What We Need From You:

  1. Who are you?  Tell us about the history of your organization and introduce yourselves.
  2. What do 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 2020 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 October 18, 2019.  The QCBMF Executive Board will review all submissions, choose the five finalists.  The top five finalist will be invited to a special QCBMF Member Meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to present their organization to our members live.  We will receive feedback from our members and narrow it down to the top three organizations.  The top three will be invited to the 2020 competition where we will announce the beneficiary charity for the 2021 competition.

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