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The Fairchick Fund
Guidelines & Procedures

The following are the grant requirements and criteria:

  1. Applicants must be individuals affiliated with an IAFE member fair.

  2. Must complete the Fairchick application and submit it by August 31. 

  3. One (1) $1,000 grant will be awarded to assist with travel expenses for the 2024 IAFE Annual Convention.

  4. The IAFE will provide registration for the 2024 IAFE Annual Convention

  5. The grant can reimburse travel expenses associated with the 2024 IAFE Annual Convention. Allowable reimbursement includes airfare, car rental, fuel, lodging, etc.

  6. The grant will be reimbursed for the above expenses upon presentation or request. Receipts supporting the reimbursement request must accompany the disbursement request and be forwarded to the IAFE by December 31, 2025.

  7. The grant awarded will expire December 31, 2025. If the total amount of the grant is not reimbursed, the remaining balance will remain in the Fairchick Fund for future grants.

  8. Grant is non-transferrable.


Judging Criteria

A committee will evaluate grant applications and awards made based on the following criteria:

  1. Pennsylvania Fair: (4 points) 

  2. First-Time Convention Attendee (5 points)

  3. Involvement in the Industry (3 points)

  4. Financial Need: (1 point)

  5. Essay review (3 points)

  6. Fair attendance under 200,00 (4 points)


20 points total


The evaluation process will be done using a “blind” judging process (no names visible to the judges)

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