Applicant Support and Proposal Development

Catalytic Funding Information and Support

Sprout supports prospective applicants through information sessions, outreach presentations, open office hours, phone and email follow-up, and occasional larger-scale ideation events. Applicant support is scheduled based on upcoming deadlines and specific funding opportunities.

Upcoming Applicant Support: The next Sprout information session will take place Friday, December 9, 2016. Please note: The December 9 workshop is focused on 100 Days of US funding and will be held at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave. in Highland Park. More information about and RSVP for the 100 Days of US meetup group and infosession here >>

Draft Application Reviews

A Sprout Fund staff member can review a draft application up to one week before the deadline (with some exceptions) to help refine the best proposal for the idea.  Submit your draft application via email to

Other Questions? Contact Sprout Staff

Sprout encourages prospective applicants to contact program staff in advance of preparing an application. Make an inquiry or ask other applications questions via email to or by calling (412) 325-0646.