The Creative Fund is creating the first ever Universal Basic Pledge fund for creators
71

patrons

$275
per month
The Creative Fund is pledging to every crowdfunding project to encourage and inspire more up-and-coming independent creators. Let’s make this grow together!



We want to create Universal Basic Pledge for ALL creators


Creativity is an essential part of what makes the internet an amazing place. For over a decade, Kickstarter has been a place for independent creators to bring their passions to life. But, if you’ve ever run your own campaign, you know how difficult it can be to start out. The sad truth is, 41% of launched projects don’t reach their funding goal. We want to change that!

We decided to experiment a little and give $1 to every Kickstarter project. While $1 doesn’t seem like a lot, we received an overwhelming amount of appreciation from thousands of creators for just believing in them. We remember that exact feeling of being really excited about the first dollar we raised when we ran a crowdfunding campaign, and we want to pay it forward.

This is why The Creative Fund exists—we wanted to create a “Universal Basic Pledge” to support and encourage independent creators from every corner of the world. We believe everyone deserves a chance. We invite those who share our excitement to help nurture this creative economy together.




This sounds cool! How does this work and how can I get involved?

Every day, The Creative Fund automatically pledges to every single Kickstarter project once it launches. We are currently starting with pledging a dollar to every newly launched Kickstarter project, but we want to see that amount grow.

For every $2,000 we raise, The Creative Fund will pledge an additional dollar to each Kickstarter project. 100% of this fund goes toward independent creators all around the world.

That’s where you come in—we are now opening the fund to the community! If you want to see more awesome things in the world and show your support to independent creators, please consider contributing to the fund.

Choose a perk tier and help this whole thing grow!




What are other ways that I can get involved? 

Whether you're an independent creator, avid Kickstarter backer, or a newcomer looking to support creativity, we invite you to leave your mark! We want YOU to help shape The Creative Fund and think of more ways we can help more creators.


  • Feedback! The Creative Fund is a community project and we’re excited to have you involved! Please email us with your ideas, feedback and questions at hi {at} thecreative {dot} fund.
 


Thank you for supporting independent creators and the creative economy with us. 

<3 The Creative Fund Team
Tiers
High-Five
$1 or more per month 33 patrons
You did it! You're officially supporting creators on the internet. Thanks for joining us!
Badge of Honor
$5 or more per month 27 patrons
Show you're a supporting member of the Creative Fund by sporting a The Creative Fund handmade button!
The Federation
$10 or more per month 11 patrons (sold out!)
Join The Federation, and we will send you something from a random campaign The Creative Fund community helped fund every month! This is a new experiment, and we want you to help us define it.
Launch It Like It's Hot
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Rent our office space in San Francisco for the launch/community event of your choice (subject to code of conduct approval).
Goals
$275 of $500 per month
Together we will support each new Kickstarter project by increasing our pledge to $1.25 (USD)
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The Creative Fund is pledging to every crowdfunding project to encourage and inspire more up-and-coming independent creators. Let’s make this grow together!



We want to create Universal Basic Pledge for ALL creators


Creativity is an essential part of what makes the internet an amazing place. For over a decade, Kickstarter has been a place for independent creators to bring their passions to life. But, if you’ve ever run your own campaign, you know how difficult it can be to start out. The sad truth is, 41% of launched projects don’t reach their funding goal. We want to change that!

We decided to experiment a little and give $1 to every Kickstarter project. While $1 doesn’t seem like a lot, we received an overwhelming amount of appreciation from thousands of creators for just believing in them. We remember that exact feeling of being really excited about the first dollar we raised when we ran a crowdfunding campaign, and we want to pay it forward.

This is why The Creative Fund exists—we wanted to create a “Universal Basic Pledge” to support and encourage independent creators from every corner of the world. We believe everyone deserves a chance. We invite those who share our excitement to help nurture this creative economy together.




This sounds cool! How does this work and how can I get involved?

Every day, The Creative Fund automatically pledges to every single Kickstarter project once it launches. We are currently starting with pledging a dollar to every newly launched Kickstarter project, but we want to see that amount grow.

For every $2,000 we raise, The Creative Fund will pledge an additional dollar to each Kickstarter project. 100% of this fund goes toward independent creators all around the world.

That’s where you come in—we are now opening the fund to the community! If you want to see more awesome things in the world and show your support to independent creators, please consider contributing to the fund.

Choose a perk tier and help this whole thing grow!




What are other ways that I can get involved? 

Whether you're an independent creator, avid Kickstarter backer, or a newcomer looking to support creativity, we invite you to leave your mark! We want YOU to help shape The Creative Fund and think of more ways we can help more creators.


  • Feedback! The Creative Fund is a community project and we’re excited to have you involved! Please email us with your ideas, feedback and questions at hi {at} thecreative {dot} fund.
 


Thank you for supporting independent creators and the creative economy with us. 

<3 The Creative Fund Team

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Tiers
High-Five
$1 or more per month 33 patrons
You did it! You're officially supporting creators on the internet. Thanks for joining us!
Badge of Honor
$5 or more per month 27 patrons
Show you're a supporting member of the Creative Fund by sporting a The Creative Fund handmade button!
The Federation
$10 or more per month 11 patrons (sold out!)
Join The Federation, and we will send you something from a random campaign The Creative Fund community helped fund every month! This is a new experiment, and we want you to help us define it.
Launch It Like It's Hot
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Rent our office space in San Francisco for the launch/community event of your choice (subject to code of conduct approval).