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Could your nonprofit use $4,000?

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 12:10pm

You know we love beer, right? Well, there are three other things hot on beer's heels around here: the arts, community and the environment.

If your Sussex County nonprofit works in any of those three spaces, we're throwing down a challenge for you: Tell us your mission and how you do what you, and we just might give you $4,000 to work with.

"There are so many good people doing so many good things here in Sussex," says Mark Carter, Dogfish Head's Beer & Benevolence guru. "Most of our co-workers live and play here, and the local community has been super supportive of our brewery, so it makes sense to return the good vibes."

We'll be giving out three awards – one for each category – for $3,000 each. The three beneficiaries also will receive a "Benevolence Night" at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and the nonprofit with the best turnout will receive an additional $1,000.

Here's the lowdown:

* Must be a nonprofit in Sussex County, Delaware.
* Must provide an executive summary that includes your mission, organizational structure, budget outline and impact of work.
* Must provide a one-minute (or less) video that shows what makes your nonprofit off-centered and explains how your nonprofit fulfills your category's mission. For the arts, how do you create functional art? For the environment, how do benefit the health of the Inland Bays/waterways? And for community, how do you work for the greater good?

Please submit your entries here by Nov. 15. Our Beer & Benevolence committee will review them, and the nonprofits that fit the criteria and best answer the questions above will be chosen. Winners will be notified no later than Dec. 16.

Good luck, and thanks for all you do to make Sussex a better place!