FISCAL SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL
This proposal is a request for fiscal sponsorship for a grant offered by the U.S. Department of State that would allow us to return to Nairobi, Kenya to conduct another filmmaking intensive.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS
August 16, 2019
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TITLE
Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or academic institutions including institutions of higher education (excluding for-profit education institutions) based in the United States domestically or overseas in Kenya or another country.
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to design and implement Digital Storytelling at American Spaces in Kenya.
The project implementers will identify students in the “intermediary” phase between high-school and university and equip them with skills to craft online personal narratives, employing multimedia components of narrative, text, images, and sound, that foster dialogue and empower vulnerable voices.
Provide the time to communicate basic digital storytelling ideas and to help 100 gender balanced youthful participants get organized with their storytelling projects.
If awarded, the Themed Digital Storytelling at Kenya's American Spaces grant would allow the U.S. and Kenyan based Stories Found team to conduct another weeklong filmmaking intensive in Nairobi, KE.
The grant totals $31,250 — almost half of the organization’s yearly operating budget.
FILMMAKING INTENSIVE - NAIROBI, KE
The line item budget below reflects amount totals for the filmmaking intensive, which the Themed Digital Storytelling at Kenya's American Spaces grant would cover.
|2101||Instructor pre-workshop prep||$5,000||Time worked during 20 day prep period preceding workshop|
|2103||Per diem||$1,100||$50 / day / person X 11 days|
|2104||Lodging||$1,980||Avg. $90 / night / person X 11 days|
|2105||Project expendables||$4,164||Covers unforeseen expenses such as broken equipment, additional security, changes in flight itineraries, local expenses, wire transfer and bank fees, travel-related fees, etc.|
|2106||Single entry visa||$105|
|2107||Equipment rental||$1,250||Most equipment is provided as in-kind, this covers everything else|
|2108||Main filming permit||$100|
|2110||Daily filming fee||$40|
|2111||Customs (Import Duty)||$300|
|2113||Equipment insurance||$25||Covers 100% equipment loss, damage or theft during workshop.|
|2115||Travel medications||$500||Immunizations, malaria meds|
|2116||PR coordinator||$1,200||Individual manages communication, social media, and email campaigns for PR purposes. 80 hrs. (1 month) of part-time compensation at $15/hr.|
|2201||Instructor workshop: U.S.||$3,500||Time worked during pre-production and workshop; U.S. based team|
|2202||Instructor workshop: Kenya||$3,500||Time worked during pre-production and workshop; Kenyan based team|
|2203||Production van rental||$420|
|2206||Breakfast/lunch for students||We're working with U.S. Embassy to cover this expense|
|2207||Security||We're working with U.S. Embassy to cover this expense|
|2208||Airline baggage fees||We're working with airlines to receive in-kind donation|
|2210||Screening venue rental||We're working with U.S. Embassy to cover this expense, or seeking in-kind|
The project timeline will conform to a similar structure as the 2018 program, and will loosely follow the timeline below. (tap to enlarge):
Yearly Operating Costs
Stories Found will continue raising funds for the reminder of our 2020 yearly operating budget via smaller grants, corporate sponsors, personal investors, and in-kind support.
Additional funds would allow Stories Found to …
UPDATE AND IMPROVE THE ONLINE TRAINING based on our beta launch and feedback received from students
COORDINATE THE STORIES FOUND MENTOR FEEDBACK PROGRAM, offering student filmmakers a chance to receive thoughtful critique from professional documentary filmmakers
send the intensive films to FESTIVALS, organize and coordinate EDUCATIONAL EVENTS, FILMMAKER PANELS and Q&As, and offer TRAVEL STIPENDS to filmmakers to attend festivals
FORM STRATEGIC AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS with international documentary filmmaking organizations
DEVELOP A LONGTERM AND SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY FOR GROWTH, including legal considerations and the formation of an advisory board