Giving Project 2019 Info Session


Thursday, November 15 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Crossroads Fund, 3411 West Diversey Ave #20

Giving Projects are an innovative, participatory model of funding social change and building community. Each Project is made up of an intergenerational, cross-race, cross-class, cross-identity group, each of whom makes a donation of an amount that is meaningful to them.  

Over the course of six months, the Crossroads Fund Giving Project brings together community building, political education, fundraising and grantmaking for the benefit of groups organizing for racial, social, and economic justice in Chicago.

We are recruiting a cohort of 20 – 25 individuals to commit to a six month process that will include:

  • Working together to strategically support underfunded and necessary social justice organizing.
  • Building community together, across identities, and digging deep into issues of race, class and power.
  • Grassroots fundraising with training and hands-on support to move significant resources.
  • A full grant making process that funds social justice organizing projects, including site visits and final granting decisions.




Thursday, November 15th, 2018

6 – 8pm Info Session

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm Grantmaking Orientation*

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

10am – 5pm  Introduction Session

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

10am – 5pm     Racial Justice Workshop     **MANDATORY**      

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

10am – 3pm Class Analysis Workshop      **MANDATORY**

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

10am – 5pm Fundraising Training  

Thursday, March 28th, 2019                        

5:30 – 8:30pm Grantmaking Training         

Friday, April 5th, 2019          

Crossroads Fund annual benefit, Seeds of Change

April 10– 27   

Site visits scheduled        ** Participants commit to at least two site visits

Saturday, June 1st, 2019                  

10 am – 5 pm Final Decisions and Grantmaking Recommendations   **MANDATORY**

Thursday, June 13th, 2019                 

5:30 – 8:30pm Celebration and Evaluation

*LOCATION: To be determined        



Please complete the form below to learn more about the Giving Project, attend our Info Session or sign up for a one-on-one meeting with a member of Crossroads Fund's staff.