We’d love to have you join a committee or volunteer- – – if you’d like to! We’re a guilt-free membership, but also have plenty of ways for you to lend a hand. Standing (year-round) and seasonal committees need your help! Join us and choose volunteer opportunities that best meet your schedule and match your interests.
If you are interested in joining a committee (Marketing, Events, Membership, Recruiting, Grant Review) or volunteering – we could certainly use a hand! Share your preference for committee or volunteer participation
Our Focus Area Committee (FAC)/Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC) meetings will be virtual in 2021.
- Health & Wellness, Mondays at 11:00 am
- Education, Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
- Family, Wednesdays at 9:30 am
- Environment, Preservation, & Recreation, Wednesdays at 4:30 pm
- Culture, Thursdays at 6:30 pm
- Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC), Thursdays at 6:30 pm (beginning April 8, 2021)
Letter of Intent Reviews will take place January 25 through February 19, 2021. The Letter of Intent is a mini version of a full “Common Grant” request designed to help understand the nonprofit’s mission, the need they are addressing and how they plan to meet that need. Letters of Intent reviewed by FACs to determine which proposals move forward (maximum 4 weekly meetings) to the full grant review process.
Common Grant Application Reviews will take place March 29 through April 23, 2021. Site Visits will take place in late April through May, 2021. The committees will meet to review the submitted Common Grant Applications, determine which will move forward to site visits and conduct an in-depth financial review which will be audited by the Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC). CIRC will begin to meet April 8, 2021. At the conclusion of the site visits and in-depth financial review, one or more candidates from each Focus Area Committee will be recommended as finalists.
Finalists will be announced to our members in late June, 2021. Members will cast their votes during our Annual Awards Celebration in September 2021 to determine which finalists are awarded a grant.