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Be a STAR Grant Program - Frequently Asked Questions

Be a STAR Alliance Anti-Bullying Grant

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Be a Star Grants?

Be a STAR, the anti-bullying initiative founded by WWE, is awarding four (4) $25,000 grants to 501(c)(3) public charities that utilize the Be a STAR curriculum and resources in a creative manner to combat bullying or enhance their current anti-bullying programs with the Be a STAR curriculum and resources.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3) public charity. Organizations may apply once within a 12 month period.

May fundraisers be incorporated into my project?

If your project has a fundraising element, it will be considered as long as there is a direct impact component for your members, community, and/or constituents. We do not fund projects with a sole goal to raise funds. Additionally, Be a STAR grant money may not be contributed towards your administrative fundraising goal and the money cannot be funneled to another organization.

May more than one organization apply together?

Yes, as long as one of the entities is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose efforts are focused around anti-bullying. 

What types of documents may be uploaded to the online application?

All required documents must be uploaded in a .pdf format.

What needs to be included in my budget?

Provide us with a general outline, budget and description of how you plan to use the grant money to implement the Be a STAR program in your community.

How long do we have to spend the grant money?

You must use your grant money within six (6) months of receiving your check.

How do we find out if our organization is awarded the grant?

The grantees will be notified on or before Janurary 3, 2014; all grant winners are expected to attend an announcement event and summit on a to-be-determined date in late January/early February 2014 in Washington, DC.  Travel and accommodations will be provided for one representative from each grantee organization.

Why is WWE involved in an anti-bullying program?

WWE founded the Be a STAR program to use the power of the entertainment industry to help eradicate the bullying epidemic affecting today's youth. WWE Superstars and Divas are uniquely positioned to deliver a powerful anti-bullying message and educate children on the differences between entertainment and reality.

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