THIS APPLICATION IS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR FUNDING FROM THE PURPLE CAT.  WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR RIGHT/WRONG ANSWERS - AND MAY HAVE FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS BEFORE SELECTION. OUR SELECTION TEAM WILL BE MADE UP OF VOLUNTEERS NOT ON OUR BOARD, AND THEY WILL BE ASKED TO LOOK THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA TO SEE WHAT YOUR COMMUNITY PRESENCE LOOKS LIKE/HOW VOLUNTEERS REPRESENT ANIMAL RESCUERS IN GENERAL.


EACH MONTH, THREE GROUPS WILL BE 'CONTENDERS'.  BY THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR VOTING MONTH, WE WILL WANT A SMALL DISPLAY SHOWING CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY ARE VOTING FOR.  FOR EVERY PURCHASE OVER $5.00 (PRE-TAX), THEY WILL RECEIVE A TOKEN TO VOTE.  ON THE LAST BUSINESS DAY OF THAT MONTH, WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHICH GROUP WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING MONTH'S FUNDING.  YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO SUBMIT ONCE PER CALENDAR YEAR, AND YOU CAN ALWAYS UPDATE YOUR APPLICATION WITH US.  IF YOU ARE NOT SELECTED FOR YOUR MONTH, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANOTHER MONTH DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE.


IF CHOSEN, AS ONE OF THREE, OR THEN AS A RECIPIENT, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHARE OUR WEEKLY POST.


WHEN YOU ARE CHOSEN AS THE RECIPIENT, WE WILL REQUIRE A FOLLOW-UP STORY WE CAN SHARE ABOUT HOW SOME OF THE FUNDING WAS USED. 


80% WILL BE DONATED TO THE GROUP, AND 20% WILL GO TO THE LOVE, MOLLY FUND FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS OF THE STORE (ELECTRICITY, INTERNET, ETC.)  THE MONEY WE DONATE DOES NOT INCLUDE ON-LINE E-BAY SALES.


**WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHOSE MONTHS TO DONATE TO NON-PROFIT SPAY/NEUTER INITIATIVES, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE A PROGRAM THAT SPECIFICALLY DOES THIS**  


*this is subject to change some as we move forward