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DEADLINE Applications are due by December 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.

NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by March, 2022.

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We are pleased to announce our next round for OneBeat Follow-On Accelerator proposals. The purpose of this funding is to support the development and/or implementation of OneBeat Alumni projects that support democratic principles around the globe.



1) Selected projects will receive seed grants of $2,500 each.

2) Accelerator projects should address a particular topic or issue(s) which may include, but need not be limited to: climate change, inclusion, media literacy, access to education, economic empowerment, and community resilience.

3) Each awarded project should result in two outputs: a public-facing presentation of your experience or process (for example, a virtual panel discussion, a short video shared on social media, a blog post, etc.); and a brief final report within 6-8 months of receiving the grant


Selection criteria:

We will consider projects at various stages of development. Projects that have a unique approach to fostering community strength, supporting vulnerable or underserved populations, or providing spaces for connection and mutual support, will receive priority. Please note that if you have previously received a OneBeat Accelerator grant, you will not be eligible for another award for 3 years. Other selection criteria include:

1) Vision/Scope: How innovative & compelling is the project?

2) Impact/Need: Who will the project impact, and what will be the strength of that impact?

3) Feasibility/Clarity: What is the capacity of the individual/team to meet this project’s goals?


More information:

Frequently asked questions

Eligibility requirement

Past Accelerator Awardees


Applications will be reviewed by Found Sound Nation, the ECA and a jury of outside expert reviewers. Applications will close on December 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. Results will be announced by March 2022.