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Foundation For Rich Content offering L$20,000 for projects that enrich Second Life experience


The Foundation For Rich Content has announced a call for proposals for "rich content" in Second Life. What exactly is "rich content"? The FFRC defines it as "educational events, arts, virtual sports, cultural events and just fun things to do." Sounds a bit vague?  Here's some examples of past "rich content":

  • Trivial Obsession Contest
  • SL's First Annual Garden Show
  • Prim Worx Show and Tell
  • Travelling Art Gallery Tour
  • Learn to Sail

Click on the jump for the complete announcement and application form...

The FFRC has announced its call for proposals by makers of rich content in Second Life.  The grants foundation has awarded Linden to organizations and individuals who enrich the lives of SL residents with educational events, arts, virtual sports, cultural events and just fun things to do.

Applicants must agree to complete a final report for their project and should present a convincing case for the worth of their project in SL.  Grants are up to L$20,000 (Twenty Thousand Linden Dollars).

Applicants should use the application form below. Applications should be returned by November 25th to troy.mcluhan [at]


Dear applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Foundation For Rich Content, and for your work in SL to enrich the lives of residents. 

To apply, complete the application form below. The first part of the form should be filled out to receive funding.  The second part of the form should be filled out after receiving funding and should be sent back along with a photo (or several) and any testimonials about the project that was funded.  This could be sent back in a folder called "FFRC Funding Followup (name of your project), or by email to troy.mcluhan([at])


1.  What is the name of the project and who is the contact person for the project?

2.  Describe the project including location, people involved, and what the project will do to enrich the lives of SL residents?

3.  How do you plan to use the (up to $20,000 LINDEN dollars) grant?  (i.e. staffing costs?  uploads?  equipment? etc.)

4.  Do you agree to place an FFRC sponsorship sign at the site if you are funded and to complete and return part 2 of the application?

5.  When and for how long will the project occur?

6.  Will the content be suitable for all audiences or geared for specific audiences?  Is the locale for the content on a PG sim or a mature sim?

7.  I understand that the grant is in Linden Dollars (up to L$20,000) and not in any other currency.

8.  I would be interested in receiving a land grant in Orange's Create program on Orange Island for up to 3 months to use for this project.
___Yes           ____No


Please return along with picture(s) of the project and any participant testimonials that might convey a sense of what happened with the project. 

1.  I found the assistance received by the FFRC to be
a.  essential to my project
b.  very helpful to my project
c.  somewhat helpful to my project
d. validating recognition
e.  not that important in the long run

2.  FFRC Grants were spent on
a. staffing
b. downloads
c. materials
d. advertising
e. other (please type in what)

3.  Please estimate the number of people who were able to access the project.

4.  In your opinion, how did the project go?  Did it work as you anticipated it working?  Would you do anything differently next time?

5.  How would you describe the collaboration with the FFRC?  Was the application easy to understand?  Is there something you'd like to see the FFRC work on that could have helped your project better succeed?   What would you suggest to make this process more clear or useful?

6.   We are thinking of inviting past fundees to become affiliates of the FFRC so that our work can help more people - are you interested in being a part of this program and would you be able to participate in one or more of the activities below?

Please check ALL that apply.
[ ]  Helping the FFRC to spread the word about the Foundation, grant programs and events?
[ ]  Host events at your site?
[ ]  Host an officially designed FFRC Info/Donation box at your site?
[ ]  Volunteer to assist with events and fundraising activities?

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