Giving Project 2020 Info Session

Date

Thursday, November 14 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location

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.

 

 

Giving Project 2020 Timeline

 

Date

Time

Objectives

Location

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

6 – 8pm

Recruitment Meeting

Crossroads Fund,
3411 W Diversey Ave #20

Wednesday, December 18th 2019

5:30 – 7:30pm

Welcoming Reception

Crossroads Fund,
3411 W Diversey Ave #20

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

5:30 – 7:30pm

Grant Seeker Orientation

LOCATION: TBA

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

10am – 5pm

Introduction Session

Crossroads Fund,
3411 W Diversey Ave #20

 

**Saturday, February 22nd, 2020**

**Sunday, February 23rd, 2020**

10am – 5pm

 

10am – 3pm

Racial Justice and Class Analysis Workshop

 

MANDATORY

Crossroads Fund,

3411 W Diversey Ave #20

 

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

10am – 5pm

Fundraising Training

Crossroads Fund,

3411 W Diversey Ave #20

 

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

5:30 – 8:30pm

Grantmaking Training

Crossroads Fund,
3411 W Diversey Ave #20

 

**Saturday, May 30th, 2020**

 

 

10 am – 5 pm

Final Decisions and Grantmaking Recommendations

 

MANDATORY

Crossroads Fund,
3411 W Diversey Ave #20

 

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

5:30 – 8:30pm

Closing Celebration and Evaluation

LOCATION: TBA