As the racial wealth gap grows, it is necessary to support work that addresses the structural problems that face low-income communities, families, and workers. This Giving Project funds organizations and groups that work at the intersection of race, class, and gender to develop solutions that produce thriving and economically just communities. (Open to Seattle Alumni Only)
Intro Session: December 7
- Get to know one another
- Establish commitments, expectations, and goals
- Set foundation for further trainings
Screening: February 8, 2020
- Democratic grantmaking process to decide which applicants will get site visits
**Site visits as scheduled (participants commit to at least one)
Community Building: March 14, 2020
- Learn about the issue from experts in the field
Final Decisions: May 16, 2020
- Democratic grantmaking process to review site visit reports, discuss finalists, and choose grantees
Wrap Party: May 27, 2020
- Celebrate our success and evaluate the process
Giving project structure
- All Giving Projects have the same basic structure:
- A cross-class, multiracial group of 15-25 volunteers commits to the entire process.
- Each person makes a meaningful gift — whatever that means for you.
- Through workshops and trainings we develop a shared analysis of race, class, and the issue focus of this Giving Project.
- We train you in grassroots fundraising and provide lots of hands-on support as you raise money from your friends and family.
- We train you in our grantmaking process and support you as you read and score proposals, participate in site visits, make collective deicisions, and move money to some of the most inspiring, effective social change work in the region.