Cleveland Colectivo Bowlectivo – 10th Anniversary Bash

Thursday, May 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Nash – 3563 East 80th Street

Build. Bid. Bowl.

What could be more fun than bowling, drinks, and inspiration from fellow Clevelanders with big ideas? Over the last ten years, the Cleveland Colectivo has given out more than $115,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support innovative ideas in Cleveland through collective giving. To celebrate the Colectivo’s tenth anniversary, this year the Cleveland Colectivo will award one $10,000 grant instead of several smaller grants. You are invited to join us on Thursday, May 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Nash (3563 East 80th St., at Union Ave.) for an anniversary celebration and to help determine the recipient of our $10,000 award. $10 at the door includes bowling, two drink tickets, light snacks, and a voting ballot.

Build: We aim to be part of building Cleveland through small grants to regular Cleveland folks with big ideas. Past grant recipients of Colectivo grants have been invited to submit short videos about what they would do with $10,000. The videos will be available for viewing through the Cleveland Colectivo website from mid-April through the event. Come to the event to vote and help us determine finalists for the award. The winner of the crowd vote will receive $500 and a spot as a finalist for funding. The second place idea also will be an automatic finalist for funding.

Bid: In addition to bowling, drinks, and light snacks, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on special items donated by past Colectivo grantees in our silent auction. Items range from bikes to art to food to learning opportunities with big thinkers.

Bowl: Do you want to be in the running for the $10,000 prize but you aren’t a past grantee? Bowl for a wildcard opportunity to be a finalist for funding. Only 16 individuals will be able to sign up at the event (first come, first served) to put their bowling skills to the test. The best bowler wins an opportunity to present their idea as a finalist for the $10,000 prize. If you’re not such a good bowler but have a great idea, bring along a good bowler to roll in your stead!

Following the event, the finalists will be invited to make a short proposal and informal presentation to Colectivo members, who will determine the recipient of our $10,000 anniversary grant. All event proceeds will go towards future Colectivo grants.

Interested in learning more about the Cleveland Colectivo or becoming a member? Email info@clevelandcolectivo.org for more information and to get involved.