Submit an Idea to the Pop Culture Collaborative
Pop Culture Collaborative grants are awarded to United States-based non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, and individuals (with fiscal sponsorship) working to drive transformative experiences for mass audiences (e.g. more than 1 million people) through the power of pop culture stories, media, and social networks. These include initiatives focused on the development and distribution of content, design of audience engagement strategies, and the creation of immersive narrative environments through cultural, narrative, and behavioral change approaches.
The Pop Culture Collaborative accepts proposals by invitation only. However, to ensure that all potential grantees have the ability to share their organization and/or project idea with us, the Collaborative has created a process for potential grantees to self-evaluate whether they are a match with the Collaborative’s goals and guidelines and to submit a brief idea.
If this is your first connection to the Pop Culture Collaborative, we recommend you first read our grantmaking guidelines and then take our self-assessment quiz to make sure the Collaborative's support is the best fit for your needs.
It is important to note that an idea submission is NOT a proposal. The Collaborative will respond only to idea submissions that the staff team has reviewed and deem as a potential match.
To initiate the idea submission process, submit your contact information and a brief description of the idea for which you are seeking support.
Due to the volume of submissions we receive, select inquiries will be sent an invitation to connect with our team to discuss the project idea.