Join the Collective
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work.
We are looking for a minimum of 75 individuals who want to learn, invest, and celebrate communities of color.
Individuals who have an interest in learning, educating, and investing through service and philanthropy.
Membership is offered at two levels: general member and voting member. General members make an investment of less than $50 and contribute their time and talents. Voting members make an investment of $50 or more, contribute their time and talents, and vote on grant applications. Our annual giving season runs from August to April.
Our goal is to award at least $35,000, so we encourage everyone to join at the $100 level. If you need more time to budget, you can give at the $50 level now and make an additional investment when the time is right for you. Individuals can join any time; however, the deadline to participate in the grant cycle and to cast a vote is February 1.
Expand your network with a diverse membership who share a love for cultivating and celebrating communities of color
Provide community members with a platform to identify their needs while utilizing the resources & skills of The Collective to create solutions
Collectively provide funding to support local nonprofits, individuals, and businesses to meet critical needs and promote innovation
Develop professional skills through volunteer opportunities
Become an engaged and informed community member through events and community service
Make intentional and meaningful decisions about personal giving
We believe there is a place & space for everyone and the best way for our communities to thrive is for our membership to actively get involved. If you have a special skill set or talents that can benefit our focus areas please consider volunteering your time and sharing your talents. Please share your volunteer interests on your application. We are seeking to connect our members with the grant applicants who are seeking support in areas of capacity building.
You can decide how much time you want to invest. Below is our giving season timeline:
August | "IGNITE" - Annual kick off event
September - February | "GET INFORMED" -Meetings held to learn about community needs and issues
October | Annual networking event
February - March | Grants review process and voting
April | Community Brunch where we celebrate grant applicants and award grant(s).