This project will support organizations working to stop forced migration and displacement due to gentrification, colonialism, anti-immigration policies, eviction & foreclosure, environmental racism, and climate change. Marginalized people are constantly pushed out of their homes and communities through exploitative policies and practices, homophobia and transphobia, anti-immigrant legislation, xenophobia, racism, and gentrification.
Through political education with a shared analysis that centers Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty, and skill building (including donor organizing, grant-making and collective decision-making), this cohort will raise funds for organizations across the Pacific Northwest that work to build healthy communities where immigrants, LGBTQIA, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and working class people can have stable housing and political and economic power.
Open to anyone living in the Seattle area.
Meets 10/03/20 through 4/17/21, online via Zoom. Accessibility accommodations are available — contact Bana with questions or requests.
If you are interested in applying for funding through the Forced Migration & Displacement grant, you can learn more here.
Opening, grounding session focusing on building group identity, laying groundwork for expectations for community building, political education and skills training.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Build cohort analysis and understanding of history of Philanthropy in relationship to revolutionary and progressive movements for social, economic and racial justice.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Build collective anti-racist and anti-oppression analysis and understand their own class identity, individual and collective responsibility to contribute to the movement.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Deepen political analysis and begin to understand the nuts and bolts of Grantmaking.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Continue to deepen political analysis and understand fundraising and your role as a donor organizer.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
After reading and scoring grants and beginning fundraising asks we will come together to debrief, practice, strategize and discuss together.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Revisit Fundraising goal, discuss fundraising progress, and make decisions for grant cycle finalists to be site-visited.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Site Visit Webinar
Learn the what, how, and why of site visits.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Site Visit Window
Cohort members participate in virtual site visits hosted by applicant organizations to learn more about the work.
2/7 - 3/14/2021 (subject to change)
Make final grant decisions and celebrate cohort success.
Celebrate grant awards with cohort, grantees, and community.
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.