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Congratulations, July Team Grant Winners!

Jul 18, 2008

by sarawearsskirts

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Each month as the 15th rolls around and we peek into the Grant application folder, we’re more and more impressed with the applications we’ve received.  For July 2008 Team Grants, it is our pleasure to announce the following receipients:

  • UPDATE 8/8/08: Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer a grant to the So-Cal Bench Project Team at this time.  The reality is that there are protocols we must follow. In this case, deadlines for submitting required materials were not met by the applying party and we were not able to process the payment.  We wish all involved the very best of luck with this event , and encourage any and all to reapply next month.

    Please go support this worthy cause on August 9, 2008, from 9:30am-3pm in Culver City, California. For more information, visit the SoCal Bench Project website

  • The {New New} York Etsy Team applied for a Teams Grant for help in putting together a holiday catalog of products found in their members’ shops. We were completely wowed by this creative idea, and can’t wait to see the handmade, finished product.

  • Check out the Vegan Etsy Team and their Team blog! This Virtual (based on interest, as opposed to location) Team applied for a Team Grant to place an ad in VegNews magazine to attract their target demographic to their Etsy shops.

  • In the October Issue of Weird NJ magazine, look for an advertisement for the Etsy NJ Team! This location based Team from the Garden State decided to pool together to place an ad in this state-wide publication.  

Does your Etsy Team have an event, advertisement or other marketing project in mind? Apply for a Team Grant! As usual, thanks for being so wonderful, Teams, and congratulations to these completely awesome Teams for taking the initiative to get these projects rolling!

SPRING CLEARANCE - TAKE 40 PERCENT OFF - ORANGE AND GREY ROCK CANDY Glorious striped agate with copper
SPRING CLEARANCE - TAKE 40 PERCENT OFF - ORANGE AND GREY ROCK CANDY Glorious striped agate with copper
Sold
California Poppies - Linocut Fine Art Print
California Poppies - Linocut Fine Art Print
Sold
Barbed Wire (Small Painting)
Barbed Wire (Small Painting)
Sold
Vegan Ecofriendly Journal
Vegan Ecofriendly Journal
Sold
On Hold Ignorant Happy Carrot finger Puppet
On Hold Ignorant Happy Carrot finger Puppet
Sold
SALE - Striking Opal Pendant, Sterling Silver
SALE - Striking Opal Pendant, Sterling Silver
Sold
Set of 3 Copper Bangles
Set of 3 Copper Bangles
Sold
sydney in flowers
sydney in flowers
Sold
CITRUS Sterling Silver and Citrine Necklace
CITRUS Sterling Silver and Citrine Necklace
Sold
Come Hither PDF pattern
Come Hither PDF pattern
Sold
Purple passion belt hair clip
Purple passion belt hair clip
Sold

92 comments

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago

    WOOT! YEA CCCOE! I am getting ready for the Culver City Show now. (my shop is resting) TY ETSY!!!!!

  • blackbird72

    blackbird72 said 8 years ago

    GO CCCOE!

  • CombustionGlassworks

    CombustionGlassworks said 8 years ago

    NICE! Go CCCOE! The bench project is benefitiing such a great cause! And I used to vend at First Fridays in Phoenix, congrats to the Burritos!

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 8 years ago

    The {NewNew} York Street Team was thrilled to be approved for our grant!

  • Shutterkate

    Shutterkate said 8 years ago

    I for one gotta give it up to AbbieRoad and Hoolyghans (EtsyNJ's leaders) for doing an awesome job in getting us this grant and organizing our ad! They're doing outstanding work!

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 8 years ago

    Woohoo Burritos! Thanks Etsy :)

  • LusciousNaturals

    LusciousNaturals said 8 years ago

    The WeirdNJ ad is going to be fantastic! I echo fellow EtsyNJ member, ShutterKate, bravo to AbbieRoad and Hoolyghans and thanks to Etsy for the opportunity!

  • jillhannah

    jillhannah said 8 years ago

    Congrats!

  • littletilegnome

    littletilegnome said 8 years ago

    yay for The {NewNew} :)

  • emmask9kitchen

    emmask9kitchen said 8 years ago

    Yay for Vegan Etsy!!

  • copabananas

    copabananas said 8 years ago

    go jersey!

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 8 years ago

    another woohoo!!! I'm going to have a big burrito tonight to celebrate :)

  • catrocks

    catrocks said 8 years ago

    JERSEY ROCKS!! Thanks so much for the highlight Admin! xo

  • Mwilson

    Mwilson said 8 years ago

    Way to go creative team!

  • ValerieTyler

    ValerieTyler said 8 years ago

    Congrats---and pretty items!

  • VeganEtsy

    VeganEtsy said 8 years ago

    The Vegan Etsy team is super excited about this grant! Thanks so much, Etsy!!!

  • TheCrayonBin

    TheCrayonBin said 8 years ago

    Kudos to Abbie & Hooly for all their hard work and a special thanks to Etsy for the help and support. :)

  • thisisit

    thisisit said 8 years ago

    Yay for VeganEtsy! We're so excited about this grant - thanks so much to our founder: Molly of EmmasK9Kitchen for all of her hard work! And thanks so much for putting our journal in this article! :)

  • katylua

    katylua said 8 years ago

    Congrats to etsyNJ! The Garden State ROCKS!

  • Happiknits

    Happiknits said 8 years ago

    congrats EtsyNJ you all ROCK!!!!

  • PictureMerchants

    PictureMerchants said 8 years ago

    Go Team!!

  • dogties

    dogties said 8 years ago

    How Awesome. Go Etsy!

  • howlindoggie

    howlindoggie said 8 years ago

    great thing this etsy grants!

  • SandySimone

    SandySimone said 8 years ago

    I am thrilled beyond words. Thank you Etsy!

  • madebymelissa

    madebymelissa said 8 years ago

    I'm so excited about the Weird NJ ad! Thanks Etsy and thanks to our great members for coming up with the idea and putting it all into motion.

  • TheSpinningHand

    TheSpinningHand said 8 years ago

    Many thanks to Etsy and to the fab EtsyNJ team. I know you are putting a lot of OT on this one! It will be worth it!

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago

    um........ yea?

  • QuirkynBerkeley

    QuirkynBerkeley said 8 years ago

    it is most regrettable that etsy backed out of its commitment for a $200 grant for the socal bench projrct and by extension failed to provide promised support for american veterans. for shame!

  • formfireglassworks

    formfireglassworks said 8 years ago

    maybe....woo.

  • peggradyart

    peggradyart said 8 years ago

    What happened? Why did Etsy go back on its word? $200 is nothing to a corporation as large as Etsy but a great deal to a non-profit organization that benefits American veterans.

  • designsbymariejulie

    designsbymariejulie said 8 years ago

    Why promise something to the Bench Project and not give it??? People pay out of pocket figuring on the grant that was promised. Bad business.

  • suchandsort

    suchandsort said 8 years ago

    what happened to CCCOE's grant? This is not good for etsy or those who are promised a grant, do the work for it, pay their own $$ and get squat in return. not good, etsy.

  • AlliesAdornments

    AlliesAdornments said 8 years ago

    I second this! QuirkynBerkeley says: it is most regrettable that etsy backed out of its commitment for a $200 grant for the socal bench project and by extension failed to provide promised support for american veterans. for shame!

  • ohmay

    ohmay said 8 years ago

    I am not understanding why Etsy listed the So.Calif. Bench Project as a "winner" of a grant when in actuality, they are not getting it.

  • TheChainmailleLady

    TheChainmailleLady said 8 years ago

    And the $200 is even tax dedutable to ETSY since it was to benefit our veterans. Do you think Etsy would like to tell the veterans why they will not be receiving the money?

  • yolandasclay

    yolandasclay said 8 years ago

    What a shame that etsy choses to back out from such a wonderful cause. To let the team's hope up and them drop them like that is sad.

  • HelloCrafty

    HelloCrafty said 8 years ago

    Why would you bother to post anything about the So-Cal Project if you're retracting your grant money? Once again, Etsy puts itself in a position of seeming to have done NO WRONG when we all know that there are two sides to this story. I would encourage everyone to purchase Raffle Tickets to support our fellow Etsians and the CCOE team with this wonderful fund raising project since Etsy can't seem to do the right thing. Your mothers must be so proud of you.

  • sarawearsskirts

    sarawearsskirts said 8 years ago

    We love the opportunity to support Etsy Teams through the Team Grants program. Since we award several Grants each month, it is very important that Teams submit all the necessary information by the deadlines given when receiving a grant. Unfortunately, we did not receive the information we needed in time to fulfill this grant. This change has been reflected in the article above. If you have questions about this process or a grant, please contact me at teams@etsy.com.

  • blackbird72

    blackbird72 said 8 years ago

    buy raffles! buy raffles! the info is wrong!

  • HelloCrafty

    HelloCrafty said 8 years ago

    Here's the project's blog--you can get info on buying raffles! http://socalbenchproject.blogspot.com

  • wendyvee

    wendyvee said 8 years ago

    PROBABLY a dumb move to cancel the grant DEFINITELY a dumb move to publicly slap the hands that feed you and give you free advertising because you don't have a comprehensive marketing plan. WOW

  • HeArtCollective

    HeArtCollective said 8 years ago

    seriously, our CCCOE community is so supportive of each other and certainly of Etsy (since that's where our things are currently being offered) and i'm glad that we're making up for Etsy's ridiculous retraction through the purchase of raffle tickets so that we can help them support our troops, but i think Etsy has sort of shot itself in the foot here... just my 2 cents.

  • CombustionGlassworks

    CombustionGlassworks said 8 years ago

    Saddening, that yet again etsy has stooped to a level i cant even fathom. Taking money out of the mouths of our soldiers, that grant money should have came to us just because it was worthy cause, but ESPECIALLY because we did everything necessary to get it. So said the Storque article that was published saying we were granted it. Mindbogglingly, headdesking, plain ole cupcake sugar coma.

  • QuirkynBerkeley

    QuirkynBerkeley said 8 years ago

    the issue of meeting the deadlines is contended and apparently has to do with unpublished deadlines -- the timing of the close of business on the west coast vs. the east coast, and whether the grant paperwork was due by midnight or close of business. nitpicking over $200. etsy is always asking its sellers to be understanding of its glitches. you'd think there would be some mutuality.

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 8 years ago

    I have no doubt that the street team had their proofs in on time, especially one as organized as this team who was supporting veterans. Does not etsy bear any resposibilty for not communicating with the team and just summarily yanking a grant of this importance? Thank goodness the fellow artists will step in and help.

  • KreatedbyKarina

    KreatedbyKarina said 8 years ago

    I cannot believe that Admin would PUBLICALLY list the reason why a grant was not accepted--whether or not that reason was true or not. That is highly unprofessional, and discussing PERSONAL information that should be between Admin and the applicants *******ONLY*******

  • KreatedbyKarina

    KreatedbyKarina said 8 years ago

    I'm quite certain that the applicants can prove they handed in the appropriate info to you ontime by email time-stamps and the like....

  • sococreative

    sococreative said 8 years ago

    I'm with Sherry, I've looked at the event website, the prizes they've gathered, etc and they have got it TOGETHER. Super impressive. I doubt they would have been the ones to drop the ball concerning an important grant. And if Etsy got the grant materials in late, why wait so long (till literally days before the event), to yank the funds? And even more importantly- why announce it to everyone?

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago

    I am also appalled at how this has and is being handled. We have worked sooo hard to bring sellers and customers to ETSY. I can't wait to brag at how well we will do tomorrow WITHOUT the help of the grant. A notification would have been nice. This is not a show just to make money and to promote sellers. This is for a charity. An important charity that is badly needed. I am once again appalled. I had higher hopes for this site.

  • CraftDiner

    CraftDiner said 8 years ago

    This is a very sad turn of events. I hope Etsy thinks this over and makes it right.

  • Mireio

    Mireio said 8 years ago

    Oh, etsy, etsy, etsy. When will you learn?? Blessings to the members of CCCOE... you all are making such a difference!! And everybody else, let's fix what etsy broke--in this case at least. Buy a raffle ticket or two. Did you see those prizes?? WOW!!

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago

    Thank you everyone for all of this support! You are making such a positive out of this negative. I am truly touched and honored to be a member of CCCOE!!!!

  • faro

    faro said 8 years ago

    All I can think say is... ...Etsy, it's pretty unbelievable what you DID to the CCCOE team! Unbelievable!

  • blackbird72

    blackbird72 said 8 years ago

    thanks everyone!

  • faro

    faro said 8 years ago

    Oh- And I'm off to contribute. Gotta help make this wrong -- right!

  • matt Admin

    matt said 8 years ago

    In recognition of a worthy cause, Etsy today donated $250 directly to the New Directions charity (http://www.ndvets.com/ ). The SoCal Bench Project Etsy Team is holding an event this weekend to support veterans through this organization. Etsy previously announced that the SoCal Bench Project Etsy team would receive a $200 grant to help offset the printing costs associated with this event. The Grant was not ultimately funded because deadlines were missed. We apologize for the poor timing of these announcements. Etsy Grants is a new program designed to help Etsy Teams hold events and promote their shops and Etsy. It’s important that Etsy diligently adhere to the rules and deadlines associated with the Grants Program so that we can be responsible stewards of our funds and so that we can offer monies in a timely way. We understand that our communication around this specific Grant could have been better. And, while we remain committed to enforcing the rules and deadlines associated with the Grants Program, we don’t want the New Directions charity to miss out on this opportunity to positively interact with Etsy sellers and Etsy. To avoid this type of confusion in the future, Team Grant winners will now be announced after the Grant funds have been submitted to the Team. Thank you.

  • elbowyoyo

    elbowyoyo said 8 years ago

    That's better Matt!

  • blackbird72

    blackbird72 said 8 years ago

    THANK YOU MATT!!! as a member of CCCOE you have no idea what this means for us! THANK YOU!

  • QuirkynBerkeley

    QuirkynBerkeley said 8 years ago

    Thanks for stepping up to the plate, Matt.

  • suchandsort

    suchandsort said 8 years ago

    thanks, but.........this was not handled well in the past by etsy admin., and I'm thinkin' the 'donation' is a sign of that. thank you, anyway. marilyn g

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago

    Thank you Matt. The veteran's will def benefit.

  • 2QT4WORDS

    2QT4WORDS said 8 years ago

    Thanx Matt!

  • QuirkynBerkeley

    QuirkynBerkeley said 8 years ago

    of course this still leaves the organizers with $200 unexpected out-of-pocket expense.

  • RedBessBonney

    RedBessBonney said 8 years ago

    Lovely gesture. Thank you.

  • cocomo

    cocomo said 8 years ago

    good. I am glad. cccoe - congrats. A lot of good has come out of this. You are a fantastic team of people!

  • jenstitches

    jenstitches said 8 years ago

    Good call, Matt. You are quite good at cleaning up messes around here - a definite asset to Etsy. In any case, I am happy this is working out better for the CCCOE.

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 8 years ago

    Bravo Matt! you made a very bad situation much better...iron out all those kinks..announcing after team receives $ is the solution!

  • localcolorist

    localcolorist said 8 years ago

    Bravo CCCOE ! Bench Project Treasury for veterans who benefit from the non-profit New Directions, http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=191

  • faro

    faro said 8 years ago

    Good to see etsy step up. With that and the raffle donations, Now CCCOE will be able help to feed many! Bravo CCCOE Team - BRAVO!!! And, that treasury should be on the frint page, ALL day!

  • SandySimone

    SandySimone said 8 years ago

    Thank you all for your support!

  • CombustionGlassworks

    CombustionGlassworks said 8 years ago

    Thank you MATT!!!!!!

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 8 years ago

    thank you Matt, a very generous, gracious thing to do.

  • buttercupbloom

    buttercupbloom said 8 years ago

    Thank you.

  • peggradyart

    peggradyart said 8 years ago

    Thank you Matt! Our veterans will be benefiting due to your generosity... thank you!

  • bobnstitch

    bobnstitch said 8 years ago

    Matt I am sure there is a lot of information that we don't know. But I did want to thank you for helping the Veterans which is the main focus.

  • visionquest

    visionquest said 8 years ago

    thank you Matt and Etsy for doing the Right Thing. a little love goes a long way.

  • HeArtCollective

    HeArtCollective said 8 years ago

    the momentum and energy really did motivate a positive end... unfortunately, this was a big misstep and one that will be remembered. hopefully, Etsy's young staff will learn a bit more professionalism. and teams will remember the power of working together. big love, jul

  • AbeleesHandcrafted

    AbeleesHandcrafted said 8 years ago

    Etsy "stepped up"? hmmm.. yeah, that's one way to put it. Avoiding further bad press due to a company screw-up might be another. In any case, glad it's all going to work out in the end. :-)

  • AbeleesHandcrafted

    AbeleesHandcrafted said 8 years ago

    I didn't double post, by the way. Etsy's servers apparently hiccuped when I was posting.

  • PressaRussa

    PressaRussa said 8 years ago

    What a foxy, nice guy...

  • formfireglassworks

    formfireglassworks said 8 years ago

    Thank you - a step in the right direction!

  • whitefluffydogs

    whitefluffydogs said 8 years ago

    What a cock-up. I hope that Etsy is able to communicate with CCCOE and get this straightened out, last minute donation or not.

  • SoCalBenchProject

    SoCalBenchProject said 8 years ago

    Thank you for all the support we have received with regards to this issue. There were obviously miscommunications from BOTH sides of this issue; human or technical is irrelevant at this point, and there is no one specific party to blame. We are very pleased to see Etsy Inc. donating $250 to New Directions Inc. which is a fantastic non-profit organization that allows our homeless veterans to get a new chance at life. It is our hope that more specific guidelines/deadlines are addressed so that what happened here doesn't happen again. These new deadlines should reflect various time zones around the world so that all teams have the opportunity to participate in the new grant program Etsy is working hard to establish. Thank you again for all your support.

  • AmandaKLockrowJewels

    AmandaKLockrowJewels said 8 years ago

    Thank you for all the support! And thank you Matt for the donation. New directions is a wonderful charity and we are so glad to be able to help out this charity. Tomorrow will be the first of many events we organize as a team and I can't wait!

  • catiesblue

    catiesblue said 8 years ago

    I think it's kind of tacky to have posted the reason why a grant wasn't given. Was that really necessary? I'm glad it was worked out, and a donation given, because it looks like a wonderful, deserving cause. But the damage is done, Etsy. Congrats on that.

  • operatic

    operatic said 8 years ago

    Once again Etsy makes the wrong decision based on poorly communicated rules, publicly humiliates a group of sellers, then, belatedly, does sort of the right thing. It's a pattern of behaviour, and not a good one, guys. We remember this stuff, you know.

  • thegypsyjewels

    thegypsyjewels said 8 years ago

    UPDATE 8/8/08: Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer a grant to the So-Cal Bench Project Team at this time. The reality is that there are protocols we must follow. In this case, deadlines for submitting required materials were not met by the applying party and we were not able to process the payment. We wish all involved the very best of luck with this event , and encourage any and all to reapply next month. ---------------------------------------- IF any of etsys users had posted the above it would have been "calling out" .. SHAME on etsys Administration for NOT handling this in a private and professional manner.

  • handcranked

    handcranked said 8 years ago

    It's lovely of Etsy to finally decide to give a donation to the charity, but that still doesn't remedy the fact that the organizers of this event are personally out the money they were promised. They have put so much of their own time and money into this event and they deserve this money. I'm not really sure how you can hold people to an unpublished deadline. If you're not clear about your exact deadline and someone misses it because of your lack of clarity, it's your job to pay them anyway. Obviously you have the money. It seems the only reason you didn't give it to the team was to make an example of them. And for what? Not being psychic and knowing what you meant by your vague deadlines? Oh, shame on them! Really, what difference is there to you whether it's end of day NY or SF or midnight NY or SF? Either way, the work day is complete and you'd get them all at the same time the next morning.

  • HelloCrafty

    HelloCrafty said 8 years ago

    marymary says: Discussing a specific member, shop or item (either by name or with identifiable hints) in a negative way is not allowed. This is referred to as "calling out." ********* I'm assuming this applies to teams as well?

  • crinolinestash

    crinolinestash said 8 years ago

    apparently admin are free to call out all they want. nice. this whole thing is shameful.

  • bruce822

    bruce822 said 8 years ago

    Will we see proof that this donation was actually made? You can say anything to try and settle the masses, but the proof is in the pudding. We;ve cut you a lot of slack with this site as it is, making excuses that you are a young site, growing pains, yadda yadda yadda, but you can't cut some slack for a new program that you instituted for the first recipients of this grant? That's a bit two-faced as far as I am concerned. Then to publicly chastise them was just in bad taste and poor customer service. You people really need to get a clue.

  • SoCalBenchProject

    SoCalBenchProject said 8 years ago

    We were just notified by the non-profit that Etsy made a donation of $250. Thank you Etsy for supporting our veterans through a wonderful organization. We have posted the press release/article from the event on our website and Etsy page as well as sent a copy to Etsy Teams. http://www.socalbenchproject.com

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