Last day to sign up for a 2018-19 Grants Review Committee
is Friday, February 15!
Grants Review Committees
Grants review volunteers are an integral part of our organization, ensuring the most qualified nonprofits are selected to present their transformational projects at the Big Give in May. In this important volunteer role, members work through our comprehensive process of determining our annual grant finalists. This opportunity is perfect for any member who wants to deepen her involvement, to learn about our local nonprofit partners and community issues and to build fellowship with
Grants Review Process
NEW FOR SEASON 2018-2019: Volunteers are divided into committees to facilitate the grants review process. Each
committee reviews grant applications from ALL focus areas. This new process ensures we consistently select the most qualified finalists, regardless of focus area. It also allows us to divide applications evenly among committees so volunteers are not overwhelmed by the number of applications needing review.
Grant applicants self identify from one of these FIVE FOCUS AREAS:
Arts and Culture: Projects that develop and enrich the community and/or the lives of women, children and families through the expressive arts or enhanced cultural opportunities
Education: Projects that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults
Environment & Sustainability: Projects that restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance physical or natural surroundings, including indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and other buildings or structures
Family: Projects that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families
Health & Wellness: Projects that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people
Grants Review Volunteer Responsibilities
For committee sign-up information and meeting dates, click here.