Application FAQ

No Starch Press Foundation Application FAQ


  • What am I required to submit with my application?

    • Just the information requested on the online form. You will be contacted for additional supporting documents if needed.
  • How often can I apply?

    • Once per project per grant cycle.
  • How many grants are awarded each year?

    • NSPF aims to have two grant cycles per year with a goal of awarding up to $100,000 in each grant cycle.  Actual amounts awarded are dependant on number of qualifying submissions.  
  • How will I be notified of grant status?

    • Applicants will be notified by email.  In addition, winning applicants will be announced via our website,
  • Is this an investment or a loan?

    • No. NSPF provides grants with no strings attached and claim no ownership over the projects they support. We do not wish for the funds to be repaid.
  • Who is on your review committee and how are grant decisions made?

    • All applications are reviewed by our application review team who then makes recommendations to be approved by the NSPF Board.
  • If accepted, will I get all the money I requested?

    • Not necessarily. Based on assessment of your application and funds available, a recommendation is made by our application review committee and submitted to our board for approval.
  • If accepted, when/how will I receive the grant money?

    • Monies will be awarded via check within 3 weeks of notification. Accepted applicants will be prompted to provide necessary information so payment can be sent.
  • What are the reporting requirements?

    • We ask all grant recipients to provide, within two months of receipt of their grant, a description of how the funding they received contributed to their project. Once the subject project all grantees must provide a description of the completed project, pictures or video documentation of their project if possible, and a close-out budget indicating how funding was spent.

If you have additional questions please email us at [email protected].


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