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ABQ Sprout Micro Grant Dinner

Do you enjoy TEDTalks? Maybe you've attended Ignite New Mexico events or the annual TEDxABQ event? If you enjoy hearing new, innovative ideas, this event might just be the perfect fix for the winter blues!

ABQ Sprout is a recurring public dinner funding micro-grants for local creative projects that contribute to the Albuquerque community.

How it works:

* We randomly choose 10 grant proposals from the project submissions.

* These 10 ideas are presented at a community dinner.

* Volunteers prepare dinner.

* Proposals are presented in 5 minute sprouts.

* Everyone receives a ballot and votes on what they believe best fits Albuquerque’s needs.

* Sliding scale fees ($15-30) for dinner provide an immediate micro-grant to the winner.

There's only room for 100 diners, so if you plan to come, be sure to RSVP here!

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  • eric

    Fantastic event!

    February 12, 2012

  • Judy L.

    Totally love the grassroots concept and the efficient turn around of cash in and cash out to the lucky winners by the end of the evening. This was a win-win for all. Those who did not win the cash this time, sure did win the fabulous opportunity to showcase their cause, themselves, and their passion. Love the direction ABQ is moving! Zoe

    January 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Crista, for taking so many great pictures! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did! See you all at the next one?

    January 29, 2012

  • Tim N.

    Absolutely fantastic! A great way to support great ideas in our community!

    January 29, 2012

  • Chris (Crista) W.

    Fantastic concept, great group of people, very entertaining

    January 29, 2012

  • Chris (Crista) W.

    This was a truly good time, for good cause, with great food, and I loved it. I will definitely attend again and also hope to adopt this strategy for local fundraising. Thanks for posting this Carrie!

    January 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For specific questions about the event, you can visit their website ( or email ABQ Sprout organizers at [masked].

    January 21, 2012

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