Below are grant intentions, frequently asked questions, and a list of what we do and do not fund. We encourage you to read these carefully before applying.
At Primitive Found’s core is the belief that practicing and experiencing primitive skills and technologies is fundamentally human, and deeply humanizing.
Primitive Found’s intention is to help fund projects for individuals who practice, preserve, promote, and/or teach primitive and ancestral skills and technologies.
We especially want to help develop projects that will provide fresh economic opportunities for the practice and preservation of primitive skills and technologies, to make their pursuit financially sustainable in light of resource preservation.
We are looking for people who have expertise and passion about primitive skills and technologies, and are willing to research, teach, show and share the ancient processes and products.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What kind of projects does Primitive Found grant funds for?
A. We are looking to fund specific projects, involving one individual per grant application who is involved in some aspect of practicing, preserving, promoting, and/or teaching primitive and ancestral skills and technology.
Q. How can I submit my application?
A. There are 3 ways of submitting your application.
1. Click APPLY FOR A GRANT above, fill it out online, and click “Submit Application” at the bottom of the page.
2. Click APPLY FOR A GRANT above, download the PDF, fill it out electronically, and email it to us.
3. Click APPLY FOR A GRANT above, download the PDF, print it, fill it out by hand and mail it to: Primitive Foundation, c/o Samantha Moore, 8736 SE 58th Ave. Portland, OR 97206.
Q. How will I know if my grant has been awarded?
A. The application deadlines are November 1 and May 1, and you will be notified of our decision in thirty days. You may submit a completed application at any time.
Q. If my grant proposal was not selected for funding, how long do I need to wait before resubmitting the application?
A. If your grant proposal was not accepted, we ask that you wait one grant round, before submitting another application.
Q. If my grant proposal was selected for funding, how long do I need to wait to submit another grant proposal?
A. If your grant proposal was accepted, we ask that you wait one grant round, before submitting another application.
WHAT WE DO AND DO NOT FUND
What We Do Not Fund
Equipment, e.g. permanent that the applicant will keep and use exclusively for his/her benefit.
Scholarship or tuition for public, private, or training schools.
Indirect expenses, such as house/car etc payments.
Publishing of book or making of movie.
We do not fund projects that will be fulfilled in a foreign country.
We do not compensate for lost work/employment due to time taken for your project.
What We Do Fund
Projects in keeping with our Mission Statement that benefit others.
Individuals with ideas for single, short-term projects.
Materials and supplies directly related to the project.
Per diem for food/fuel/lodging.
Projects and individuals doing them.
Funds given directly to costs incurred in doing the project.
Brochures, pamphlets, hand-outs, instructions, guidelines necessary for the teaching, practice or preservation of a project.
Be able to answer: What is the benefit of your project to the primitive skills community and others?