Thanks to generous initial contributions from Ozzie Gooen and Peter Hurford, we've started a .impact fund which can pay for small costs and virtual assistant (VA) work for independent EA projects. If you're interested in making use of this, contact Ozzie!
Examples of things the fund could pay for include domain names, web hosting, and printing or mailing out leaflets for an experiment. We've found some good virtual assistants and opened paid-for accounts with them that you could use. These virtual assistants are generally cheap overseas freelancers who bill us hourly, and are happy to help with any task, including time-consuming administrative ones. We also have an account at US-based Fancy Hands, which provides us with a certain number of 15 minute tasks per month.
Though we're open to offering more in some cases, at least for now the fund will mostly be limited to very small-scale spending - $10 for domain names here, $30 for VA work to complete or drive forwards a delayed project there. This seemed like a valuable niche in the EA movement; EA Ventures is targeting larger projects, and we'd encourage those interested in these to apply there.
Naturally, it doesn't make sense to spend hours on an application for such small amounts - just fire off a brief exploratory email, and we may approve spending quickly, including for future work on the project.
As a reminder, .impact is the place to coordinate and communicate about EA projects. For more, see Marcus Davis' recent post reintroducing it.