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Grant Writer Request #10152020E

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Grant Writer Needed for a Christmas Festival


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Grant Writer Request #10152020E

Primary Purpose:
We are a nonprofit 501c3, we have an annual festival and this is our 15th year. The annual festival is a German Christkindlsmarkkt. The festival presents the German Christmas traditions. The traditions include the Christkind, Father Christmas, Krampus, Gluhwein, Kindercocoa, children's lantern parades, Live Reindeer, artisans that make and sell traditional German Christmas decor, and also Food vendors that make and serve German holiday foods. We have 70 vendors and the event is held all outdoors which is the tradition of German Christkindlsmarkt. The vendors are in heavy tents and most food vendors have food trucks. We are hoping to build wooden booths to replace the tents. The wooden booths or stalls will be more authentic and they will be less expensive for the long term. The tents cost us $30,000 every year. The German Christkindlsmarkt has been in existence for over 700 years. The Chicago Christkindlmarkt has started 35 years ago and still very popular.
Programming and Dollar Needs:
The large cost for us the rental of the tents for the vendors. Our hope is we can build the booths for the vendors and this would reduce our annual cost. Also, an additional reason to build the booths would be for more authenticity, more like the actual Christkindlsmarkt booths one would see in Germany. The cost of 70 booths for vendors and a stage and 2 hospitality booth will cost approx $385,000 and $35,000 for a semi-trailer to store booths when they are dissembled after the festival. We can build the trailers in groups of 10 or 12.
Project Description:
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The Grant Writer should be ready to begin work on: Immediately
Organizational Status:
Our organization is a(n): Non Profit, 501c3, Small Business
Our company is in existence for: 15 Year(s)
We presently provide or will be providing services in the geographic areas of: MN
we have the following events; 1. Christkindlsmarkt 2. Princess Tea Party 3. Easter Party 4. Excelsior Flea Market. 5. Thank you fundraiser for volunteers and vendors. 1. the Christkindlsmarkt is in its 15th year; the event is 6 days then 3 days after Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This event is copied after German Christmas Festivals, and most of the activities are for families and children. 2. the Princess Tea is a tea party and meet and greet with the Frozen Characters and Disney characters. It is a ticketed event for children. 3. Easter Party is a ticketed event for children and is modeled after the German Easter Festival.
Current Revenue:
We generate funds by the following 1. the Excelsior Flea Market. 2. Sponsors for the Christkindlsmarkt elements. 3. The vendors pay fees to help cover the cost of the rentals for the tents and other site expenses. 4. Donations 5. We normally do an annual Raffle. 6. We have an annual fundraiser thank you party for the volunteers and vendors. 7. this year we are asking for donations at the entrance to the Christkindlsmarkt.
Grant History:
This will be our first time applying for grant funding.
We have not previously received grant funds.
We do not have a copy of our previously written grant application(s).
We do not have a fundraising packet.  We have a sponsorship packet, would you want to see such?
We do not have an agency mission statement.