2019 KERNEL Pitch Competition Application
About KERNEL
Seed funding for social innovation to create lasting change in Tarrant County.

The KERNEL program’s purpose is to encourage social innovation by connecting organizations with community initiatives to nurture great ideas and help make significant changes in key community challenges. By working with a cross-sector of people, organizations, nonprofits, for-profits and entrepreneurs to solve problems, we believe KERNEL can uncover world-changing ideas and help bring them to life.

For more details and to download a sample application with all of the questions visit: https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/kernel/

Before You Apply
All business entities and ideas may apply (for profit, nonprofit, or hybrids.)

Please review the program dates and the grant details before applying.

Your application should help reviewers assess: What social problem(s) you plan to solve, your creative and innovative approach, the viability of the business or program, your long-term goals, your target audience, your social impact milestone goals, and how will you use the seed funding.

While a pitch video is not required, it is part of your total score. Instructions are at the end of the application.

Most paragraph answers are limited to 1000 characters or approximately 200 words. Please note that some questions are required for successful submissions.

Grant Details
Winners receive funding in quarterly payments.

Funding Amounts:
1st Place: $25,000
2nd Place: $15,000
3rd Place: $10,000

Quarterly reporting is required to the United Way of Tarrant County:
November 15, 2019 (signed agreement)
February 15, 2020 (Q1 report due)
May 15, 2020 (Q2 report due)
August 15, 2020 (Q3 report due - final payment dispersed)
November 1, 2020 (final report due)

Important Dates
Application Period: May 31 - July 25, 2019
Semi-Finalists Chosen: September 12th
Semi-Finalist Pitch Event & Finalists Selected: September 26th
Dress Rehearsal: November 6th
KERNEL Live! Pitch Event at Four Day Weekend: November 7, 2019
Name of Proposed Program, Product or Service *
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Amount Requested from KERNEL *
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Contact Person's Name *
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Email Address *
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Phone Number *
Include your area code.
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Mailing Address *
Street, City, Zip
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Organization Name (If Applicable)
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Website (If Applicable)
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