Crossroads Fund is so excited to announce our 2020 Giving Project cohort – a multi-racial, cross-class, intersectional group of 26 people who have committed to fundraise $150,000 to fund movement work in Chicago. Over the course of six months, this group will have deep personal conversations on race and class, make a monetary donation that is significant to them, fundraise their network through a process of “donor organizing,” and practice participatory grantmaking supporting strategic, necessary, and underfunded social justice organizing work around the city. Since 2014, Crossroads Fund’s Giving Projects have raised more than $500,000 from over 1,000 donors.Meet the 2020 Giving Project CohortThe Giving Project is an innovative model for building leadership and moving money for real change in Chicago. Each Giving Project brings together a cross-class, cross-race, gender-diverse, intergenerational group of 20-25 people who share a vision of social justice and want to apply their time, talent, and resources to supporting movements for social change.Each cohort commits to a transformational 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.Make a donation that is personally meaningful (no minimum amount) and fundraise to support organizing projects.A full grantmaking process that funds social justice organizing projects, including site visits and final granting decisions.In the past five years, Giving Project cohorts have raised more than $500,000 that was given out in grants to support building social, racial, and economic justice movements across Chicago.