MADE draws upon the inspiration and power of the network to propose and execute projects that addresses immediate solutions of the day, widely ranging from new social modeling, to practices around life/work balance, to new ventures on system theory,  to innovative ways of building smarter communities. MADE is, at its core, an actionable, flexible forum that drives exploration, prototyping, and knowledge sharing.

MADE is a regranting program – selected proposals receive up to $1,000 + EAP Networked support to execute the proposed idea.  A project could take many forms, but we want you to think about what could be done by this network, for this network. Challenge us, excite us, and take us somewhere new.


MADE applications typically open in winter each year. Check back for more information.

MADE 2016


If you have an idea that wants to be MADE, please submit a complete application that includes the following:

  1. Project Lead: Name and contact information (email, phone, address)
  2. Project collaborators: Names and contact info, if any
  3. Project Synopsis (max 2 sentences)
  4. Brief proposal (max. 700 words) with the following elements:
    • Project description
    • The need it seeks to address
    • How it aligns with EAP’s mission, values and methodologies
    • A little about yourself and why you are the person to execute this idea
    • Your proposed role and what support you need from EAP and/or the network to make it happen (see below, Assumptions and Agreements)
    • Brief description how the information will be made accessible to the widest audience and how you will document your process
  5. Project Timeline (keep in mind the Project timeline above)
  6. Simple Project Budget: The project budget should include both income and expenses for your project. MADE grants are up to $1,000, $250 of which must be earmarked as an honorarium to the awarded individual or group of individuals. Additional funds could be included into the budget, but are not required. MADE grants can cover the full cost of the project.
  7. Supporting materials: 3-5 annotated images and/or links (video, website, PDF publications, etc.) that relate to your project. Support images can be past work you’ve completed, working sketches, external examples.

Project proposals must be submitted as PDF attachments (max. 5MB) to, subject line: “MADE 2016 Application” by 11:59pm on December 11. EXTENDED!! Submissions due on December 18, 2016, by 11:59pm.


  • Project proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm on December 11. EXTENDED!! Submissions due on December 18, 2016, by 11:59pm
  • Submissions should be sent as PDF attachments (max. 5MB) to, subject line: “MADE 2016 Application”
  • Applicants will be notified by end of January 2017
  • Projects must take place between February 1 and December 31, 2017


As partners in MADE, EAP offers all awardees the following, as needed/is applicable:

  • Guidance and feedback from our team and/or connection to experts within the network
  • Promotion to our immediate and extended network through inclusion in EAP’s marketing channels (website, emails, social media, etc.) and personalized outreach
  • Online ticketing and event management (via EAP’s Eventbrite account and Facebook Page)
  • Access to event/production support by EAP leadership and volunteers when available
  • A platform for presentation of in-progress or completed projects at Emergence 2017

MADE Awardees should be prepared to:

  • Complete the MADE-funded portion of project by December 31, 2017
  • Submit a brief final report by February 20, 2018 (format will be sent upon notification of the award)
  • Document your process/project (either by blog, photography, video recording, or similar) to be archived by EAP and shared with the network. NOTE: Please be explicit in your proposal as to how the information will be made accessible to the widest audience.
  • Create some form of presentation of in-progress or completed projects at Emergence 2017
  • Promotion to your network through your usual marketing channels (ex: website, emails, social media, etc.) and personalized outreach
  • Include mention of EAP/MADE via credit line and/or logo on materials created for the project


MADE is open to anyone living and working in the Bay Area (within the counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma). No prior participation in EAP is required, however the strongest proposals come from those familiar with the goals and tone of our programs. Members of the network are able to receive MADE support once each year, provided that any previous grants through EAP are completed and final reports are filed and approved. Projects are expected to be presented in partnership with EAP and we’ll work with you to present a midpoint reflection (if the project is not yet completed) at Emergence 2017 in May/June. Projects must be in some way publicly accessible within the Bay Area.


The EAP Leadership team will evaluate proposals based on creativity, alignment with EAP mission and goals, and clarity of project.

For additional information or clarification, contact us, Rhiannon and Katherin, the Co-Directors, at