We're certainly accustomed to taking chances, and also to the world of crowd-sourcing support to further our mission as an animation studio. Still, we're thrilled to see the response we received applying to Chase's Mission Main Street Grant.
This generous grant for small businesses in the U.S. is funded by Chase and supported by Google. Since 2012, they've allotted a $3,000,000 fund annually to award 20 individual grants of $150,000 to selected businesses. 'What the heck' we figured: looking at past recipients and reading about Chase's goals in providing the grant, we felt the studio was a perfect fit.
So, we dutifully submitted our short essay responses to their grant questionnaire, which is always an interesting process to filter and refine our broader mission statement to the world.
We're on to the next round now, having qualified for eligibility for the grant, placing us under review by the committee, and we should know by January of 2015 if we are selected - fingers crossed. Regardless of what happens next, we'd like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who voted for us, and especially for those who went out of their way to share our mission with their peeps.