The Creative Fund is creating the first ever "Creative Basic Income" for creators
80

patrons

$309
per month
The Creative Fund supports independent creators to encourage and inspire more people to follow their passions. Let’s make this grow together!



We've created a Universal Basic Pledge for independent creators


Creativity is an essential part of what makes the internet an amazing place. But, if you’ve ever tried to sustain yourself by following your passions, you know how difficult it can be to start out. We want to help change that!

We decided to experiment a little and start by giving $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 our own 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 pledges $1 to ALL newly launched Kickstarter projects to show our support and appreciation to all those trying to put something new into the world.

We also aspire to make a more significant impact for individual creators.

That's where the Patreon community comes in. A membership to The Creative Fund on Patreon grants you access to nominate a "Project of the Month" to receive 100% of the monthly funds we all raise together and a feature in BackerKit’s “Staff Favorites” newsletter which regularly refers dozens of new pledges.

Anyone in the $10 membership tier and up can nominate a "Project of the Month", and those in the $1 and up membership tier gains the ability to cast their vote.

Choose a membership tier today and help this whole thing grow!




What are other ways that I can get involved? 

Whether you're an independent creator 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
Your Vote Counts
$1 or more per month 38 patrons
You get to VOTE for 1 “Project of the Month“ to receive:
  • 100% of this month’s Patreon funds
  • Feature in BackerKit’s “Staff Favorites” newsletter (Averages 20+ new pledges)
Badge of Honor
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
Show you're a supporting member of the Creative Fund by sporting a The Creative Fund handmade button!  
  • Plus all rewards offered in $1 tier
Nomination Committee
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
You get to NOMINATE the Creative Fund’s “Project of the Month“
  • Plus all rewards offered in $1 and $5 tiers
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
$309 of $400 per month
Together we'll significantly impact a single project for $400 (USD) each month.
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The Creative Fund supports independent creators to encourage and inspire more people to follow their passions. Let’s make this grow together!



We've created a Universal Basic Pledge for independent creators


Creativity is an essential part of what makes the internet an amazing place. But, if you’ve ever tried to sustain yourself by following your passions, you know how difficult it can be to start out. We want to help change that!

We decided to experiment a little and start by giving $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 our own 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 pledges $1 to ALL newly launched Kickstarter projects to show our support and appreciation to all those trying to put something new into the world.

We also aspire to make a more significant impact for individual creators.

That's where the Patreon community comes in. A membership to The Creative Fund on Patreon grants you access to nominate a "Project of the Month" to receive 100% of the monthly funds we all raise together and a feature in BackerKit’s “Staff Favorites” newsletter which regularly refers dozens of new pledges.

Anyone in the $10 membership tier and up can nominate a "Project of the Month", and those in the $1 and up membership tier gains the ability to cast their vote.

Choose a membership tier today and help this whole thing grow!




What are other ways that I can get involved? 

Whether you're an independent creator 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
Your Vote Counts
$1 or more per month 38 patrons
You get to VOTE for 1 “Project of the Month“ to receive:
  • 100% of this month’s Patreon funds
  • Feature in BackerKit’s “Staff Favorites” newsletter (Averages 20+ new pledges)
Badge of Honor
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
Show you're a supporting member of the Creative Fund by sporting a The Creative Fund handmade button!  
  • Plus all rewards offered in $1 tier
Nomination Committee
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
You get to NOMINATE the Creative Fund’s “Project of the Month“
  • Plus all rewards offered in $1 and $5 tiers
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).