Free Virtual Land for Social Good Organizations
As part of AvaCon’s mission to build community and support for those using and working in the metaverse, we offer free virtual space to other nonprofit and social good focused organizations. The Social Good Community on the AvaCon Grid will be a way for organizations to explore the OpenSimulator platform, share resources, and build capacity as we explore how virtual worlds and the metaverse can help us achieve our organizational mission and goals.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
The Social Good Community region on the AvaCon Grid features 15,360 sqaure meters of virtual land for each selected organization, with a limit of 2,000 primitive objects that can be used for building and content creation. There will also be shared public event and meeting areas, along with helpful assets, resources, and tutorials to get you started using OpenSimulator. The Community region is Hypergrid enabled, which means once you get your organization space and avatars setup, you can use it as a home base and Hypergrid jump to other OpenSimulator grids, as well as invite other Hypergrid connected avatars to visit your space.
In return, our hope is that our Community members will get involved by sharing their experiences, submit best practices, and help fellow Community members learn about and explore the metaverse. There will be opportunities to volunteer, attend round tables, and to participate in or help host community events. You will also give us permission to publicize your participation in the Social Good Community program, and reach out to update you on Community information and other related AvaCon programs and events.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE PROGRAM?
The Social Good Community spaces on the AvaCon Grid will be available to eligible organizations that meet one of the following criteria:
- The organization is a registered non-profit corporation.
- The organization has a charity or foundation status recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.
- The organization’s mission is focused on a “social good” cause or public charity purpose. This might include public health, education, NGOs, or other charitable works.
We may request documentation or other proof of your organization’s status to qualify for the program.
HOW DOES MY ORGANIZATION APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?
To apply for the program, complete the application below. Once we receive your application, expect up to two weeks for your application to be reviewed. Once accepted, we will contact you with more information and introduce you to your new Community space!
We will also let you know if for some reason we can’t accept your application, or do not currently have available space.
WHAT IS THE TERM OR LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM?
The agreement for virtual land in the Social Good Community will be for a one year period, with the potential to renew your participation in the program.
SOCIAL GOOD COMMUNITY APPLICATION
Please complete the application below if you are interested in applying for virtual space in the Social Good Community on the AvaCon Grid. Â If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.