Through our Open Calls, we are only able to approve a small percentage of the total number of applications we receive. Yet we believe the knowledge and experience you share through your application is more powerful than the money we have. Traditionally, donors only share that power of money with themselves and those they are able to initially fund. But because you shared your power and knowledge with us, we want to do our best to find a way to share our power with you - even those who applied for funding but did not initially have their application accepted. That's why we're testing out flash grants, and why we're always committed to providing substantial feedback to every applicant whose Open Call application is not accepted (we actually spend more time writing dismissal messages than approvals).