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Featured Projects

SMALL BUSINESS, NONPROFITS, AND INDIVIDUALS CREATING SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

  • Community Renaissance
    Back to Chicago: FREE Poetry and Comedy Concert!

    Back to Chicago: FRE...

    Free Comedy & Poetry Concert to prove we don't live in "Chiraq," but we live in CHICAGO!

    Raised
    $40.00
    Left
    86 Days

    1%

  • Film & Documentaries
    6 Days Dark film

    6 Days Dark film

    6 Days Dark has finished filming and is ready for post production. Be part of our team to help complete this film.

    Raised
    $2.00
    Left
    36 Days

    0%

  • Film & Documentaries
    TESLA feature film

    TESLA feature film

    Help bring light to a new film about the man who gave the world light. The man who invented the 20th Century, Nikola Tesla.

    Raised
    $1.00
    Left
    46 Days

    0%

  • Medical & Medical Tourism
    International Conference: Access to All; Medicine Meets Technology

    International Confer...

    Creating a Global Health Village through the marriage of Information Communication Technology and Medicine

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    44 Days

    0%

  • Medical & Medical Tourism
    Setting  up medical tourism at Nsambya hospital Uganda

    Setting up medical ...

    To establish a medical tourism help desk and to train nurses in aftercare at St, Francis Hospital Nsambya Uganda.

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    29 Days

    0%

  • Books & Publications
    Michigan Green Technologies

    Michigan Green Techn...

    Michigan Green Technologies is a boutique firm with a specialty niche in Cannabis and Hemp programs.

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    44 Days

    0%

  • Education & Tuition
    A Unique Lifestyle Learning Model & State-of-the-Art Educational Center

    A Unique Lifestyle L...

    A Center designed to cultivate lifestyle learning skills that will demolish social co-dependence, illiteracy and economic famine

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    33 Days

    0%

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
    Workforce Integration and Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

    Workforce Integratio...

    Veteran workforce integration with training & mentoring working directly with & learning directly from successful busine

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    47 Days

    0%

Completed Projects

  • Education & Tuition
    The gift of Touch. Chiang Mai, Thailand Thai massage teacher

    The gift of Touch. C...

    Thai Massage Teacher Training, Chiang Mai. Experiencing Compassion through Compressions. (and stretches;)

    Raised
    $5,160.00
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    129%

  • Going Green
    Donate to Summer of Solutions 2013 with LETS GO Chicago

    Donate to Summer of ...

    Support young people working together for a just and sustainable future in Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois

    Raised
    $3,000.00
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    30%

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
    Leap Into Living!

    Leap Into Living!

    LeapLiving, lifestyle design consultancy seeks to guide individuals to live the life they want today, not tomorrow.

    Raised
    $2,615.77
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    104%

  • Charity & Volunteering
    Everybody Dance Now! Chicago presents: All Together Now!

    Everybody Dance Now!...

    Dance concert featuring hip hop, ballet, tap, and modern companies. All proceeds provide free dance classes to at-risk children.

    Raised
    $1,800.00
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    90%

All Projects

SMALL BUSINESS, NONPROFITS, AND INDIVIDUALS CREATING SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

  • Community Renaissance
    Back to Chicago: FREE Poetry and Comedy Concert!

    Back to Chicago: FRE...

    Free Comedy & Poetry Concert to prove we don't live in "Chiraq," but we live in CHICAGO!

    Raised
    $40.00
    Left
    86 Days

    1%

  • Film & Documentaries
    6 Days Dark film

    6 Days Dark film

    6 Days Dark has finished filming and is ready for post production. Be part of our team to help complete this film.

    Raised
    $2.00
    Left
    36 Days

    0%

  • Film & Documentaries
    TESLA feature film

    TESLA feature film

    Help bring light to a new film about the man who gave the world light. The man who invented the 20th Century, Nikola Tesla.

    Raised
    $1.00
    Left
    46 Days

    0%

  • Medical & Medical Tourism
    International Conference: Access to All; Medicine Meets Technology

    International Confer...

    Creating a Global Health Village through the marriage of Information Communication Technology and Medicine

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    44 Days

    0%

  • Medical & Medical Tourism
    Setting  up medical tourism at Nsambya hospital Uganda

    Setting up medical ...

    To establish a medical tourism help desk and to train nurses in aftercare at St, Francis Hospital Nsambya Uganda.

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    29 Days

    0%

  • Books & Publications
    Michigan Green Technologies

    Michigan Green Techn...

    Michigan Green Technologies is a boutique firm with a specialty niche in Cannabis and Hemp programs.

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    44 Days

    0%

  • Education & Tuition
    A Unique Lifestyle Learning Model & State-of-the-Art Educational Center

    A Unique Lifestyle L...

    A Center designed to cultivate lifestyle learning skills that will demolish social co-dependence, illiteracy and economic famine

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    33 Days

    0%

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
    Workforce Integration and Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

    Workforce Integratio...

    Veteran workforce integration with training & mentoring working directly with & learning directly from successful busine

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    47 Days

    0%

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
    Michigan Green Technologies, LLC (MGT)

    Michigan Green Techn...

    MGT is positioned to open a diverse portfolio of revenue generating businesses that take advantage of this economic opportunity.

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    48 Days

    0%

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
    Supporting women farmers in Nyenje Village Uganda

    Supporting women far...

    To provide financing to women farmers in the village of Nyenje Mukono District Uganda, East Africa

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    49 Days

    0%

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
    Living Water Microfinance

    Living Water Microfi...

    We target Africa to improved access to microloan services for the most underprivileged women farmers and their families.

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    51 Days

    0%

  • Arts & Fashion
    National Exhibition

    National Exhibition

    My attempt to showcase my works in organising an Exhibition on national level.

    Raised
    $0.00
    Left
    28 Days

    0%

  • Education & Tuition
    The gift of Touch. Chiang Mai, Thailand Thai massage teacher

    The gift of Touch. C...

    Thai Massage Teacher Training, Chiang Mai. Experiencing Compassion through Compressions. (and stretches;)

    Raised
    $5,160.00
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    129%

  • Going Green
    Donate to Summer of Solutions 2013 with LETS GO Chicago

    Donate to Summer of ...

    Support young people working together for a just and sustainable future in Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois

    Raised
    $3,000.00
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    30%

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
    Leap Into Living!

    Leap Into Living!

    LeapLiving, lifestyle design consultancy seeks to guide individuals to live the life they want today, not tomorrow.

    Raised
    $2,615.77
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    104%

  • Charity & Volunteering
    Everybody Dance Now! Chicago presents: All Together Now!

    Everybody Dance Now!...

    Dance concert featuring hip hop, ballet, tap, and modern companies. All proceeds provide free dance classes to at-risk children.

    Raised
    $1,800.00
    Left
    End
    Chicago

    90%

The funds I collected on FunderHut made it possible for me to finally pursue my passion

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Success Stories
An group that says

City Vanguard

Category: Film & Documentaries
Community Helped: Chicago, IL
Amount Funded: $399


I made my project a success by directly contacting artists and sharing my story. I consistently updated…

I made my project a success by directly contacting artists and sharing my story. I consistently updated my social media platforms as well as posted “proof of concept” updates on my FunderHut profile. You can’t just create a crowdfunding project and expect it to magically produce funds. You have to use all of your resources in attempt to build a strong connection with your followers. The money raised went directly towards purchasing updated equipment, which helped City Vanguard focus on quality production. Local musicians are sometimes judged by how they are presented. By receiving a higher grade of visual and audio quality, the artist gains a more level playing field when compared with “funded” artists. Music shouldn’t be judged on poor representation, but rather on its pure soul. The future looks bright for City Vanguard. We hope to expand the content of episodes, add interviews and extend performance footage. Thanks to FunderHut, these goals are soon becoming a reality.

An group that says

Siberian Animal Shelter

Category: Charity & Volunteering
Community Helped: Chicago, IL
Amount Funded: $1174


In a country where animals are not protected by law, and very little…

In a country where animals are not protected by law, and very little funding is provided, a fundraising team turned to the generous crowdfunding community. Olya Verkhovykh, the leader behind the Siberian Animal Shelter fundraising campaign, had this to say:


“Everything starts from the idea and without Funderhut that idea would never have become a reality. By creating my project, I was able to reach a lot of people and raised enough funding to help the animal shelter, get medical supplies and build extra booths for the dogs. On behalf of my friend, who is a one of the founders of this shelter, and everybody who works, there I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to make it happen.”


 

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KIDNEY BALL CINDERELLA

Category: Medical & Medical Tourism
Community Helped: Fort Belvoir, VA
Amount Funded: $802


I have kidney failure caused by a too late in life diagnosis of ureter reflux. The doctor I went to see always had other excuses for my illnesses.…

I have kidney failure caused by a too late in life diagnosis of ureter reflux. The doctor I went to see always had other excuses for my illnesses.  The ureter defect was not repaired until my school nurse discovered it. I was eleven, although I had the defect was corrected immediately, it was to late to save my kidneys. I eventually lost all kidney function and had to start dialysis.

 

 I started dialysis when I was fifteen, (my sophomore year of high school) I went to dialysis every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I did home work on treatments, it ruined Moby Dick for me, it just did. I was at a clinic where I was the youngest one by at least thirty years, needless to say I was spoiled (I still am)

 

I was seventeen when I was given a cadaver (deceased-donor) kidney transplant. It was a blessing that as a teenager I took for granted. I was placed on a lot of medications that were unpleasant, and made me very ill. They broke down my immune system and caused me to make many, many hospital visits. I did have three years without dialysis, which was great, because even though I was sick for a lot of those years, when I wasn't in the hospital, I had freedom.

 

When I was twenty I ended up getting shingles. The transplant medicine had weakened my immune system, which made it hard to fight off infections. The shingles cost me my transplant but, it could have been my life. I had to go back on dialysis. On my first day back to the clinic I met Jason, he was my dialysis tech, and he has been my husband for nearly seven years. 

 

I am now thirty years old and I have been on dialysis for ten years. The last ten years may have been full of ups and downs with my health, but has all been a blessing. 

 

The website Funderhut has attributed to my most recent blessings. I have wanted to go to the Kidney Ball (a DC Event put on by The National Kidney Foundation) for some time now but haven't had the funds to do it, or the drive. 

 

This last year has been a struggle, because an infection in my blood, abdominal pain and among other things I was in the hospital for almost a hundred and thirty days this year. I was determined to find a way to get my husband and I to the Ball, which is a masquerade this year. I posted on Facebook and sent a few emails about wanting to go and looking for ways to save money and raise money. A man from the NKF generously gave us a hundred dollars off our entry. It seemed as though we could do this. I started to think about what to do to start raising my attire. I googled fundraising and found a few different sites, but none that were as easy to use as Funderhut! I was able to add pictures and videos to my project page with ease, there was no limited space to describe myself or what it was I was trying do, and I could put my project up on many other social media sites. If I was not able to raise enough to go I was still giving the money to The NKF, which is a great cause. But because Funderhut and all the love and support from my family and friends I made not only my goal but enough so both my husband and I can go and I will have a dress! A day to forget about being sick and to be reminded to enjoy the life I've been blessed with.

 


 

Thank you so much I wouldn't be going without you!

An group that says

THE GIFT OF TOUCH

Category: Education & Tuition
Community Helped: Chicago, IL
Amount Funded: $5160


My loving Friends and Family,

Thank you for your support on this wild journey to Thailand.  I am so entirely grateful for all the beautiful…

My loving Friends and Family,


Thank you for your support on this wild journey to Thailand.  I am so entirely grateful for all the beautiful friends and family that have been so incredibly supportive on my adventure to newfound education of my passion and study. Even reading these two sentences I am realizing that the corniness cannot express the truest form of gratitude that I have in my heart pulsating me back to Chicago. Just remember, I am living with the warmth of knowing I have you to come back to, embrace, regroup, and rebuild.  This is the first time I have left for a long time from my home where I know already that I will be homesick at times just thinking about all of you that have really pushed and motivated me to have the strength to do this inward life-changing adventure.  I have fundraised above and beyond my expectations raising $5,500 when I had a $4,000 goal, and that is because of you and your help. It will not be forgotten, not while I am working on every body learning Thai Massage, not while I am helping small communities start a fair trade program, not while I am working on an elephant sanctuary. I will be thinking of you and how much you believed in me and not taking a moment for granted. This is it, the beginning of a new chapter for me. You will be a part of this as a witness. I will keep in touch and I will be sending so much love from the other side of the world. I will be blowing kisses from Chiang Mai that have that have the overflowing powers to kiss all of you on the cheek whenever you are missing me.  I will be back before you know it, giving you the massage of your life!


Infinite love and gratitude.




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