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VegFund helped fund many veg fests and other projects in 2014 through our Merit Awards program. One was the growing, annual Twin Cities Veg Fest in Minnesota, hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals. They reached about 1,500 non-vegans (about 2/3 of the total attendance) not only through a variety of vegan talks, cooking demos, and vendors, but also with their own food sampling and Pay-Per-View efforts! [Note: The food samples and pay per view cash incentives for this event were not funded by VegFund.] The food sampling...

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One of the many food sampling events that VegFund helped fund in 2014 was carried out by an organization called VegVUW in New Zealand. They gave out a host of delicious vegan samples: coconut yogurt with passion fruit syrup; chocolate, vanilla, and caramel-flavored puddings; vanilla, chocolate, and plain soy milks; and almond milk. The caramel pudding seemed to be the most popular, but all of the samples triggered lots of positive comments and questions, so they were all clearly well-liked! Overall, VegVUW estimates that they...

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You may not know this, but VegFund offers Paid-Per-View grants to activists all over the world, not just in the US. The only difference is that viewers in the US receive $1 cash reimbursements, whereas viewers outside the US must receive non-cash reimbursements (usually a delicious vegan treat) costing $1 or less. One group that has done some great pay per view events is French organization L214, which does events called Vegan Place, sometimes assisted by other vegan or animal rights organizations, where they set up...

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