Become a Volunteer Grant Reviewer!

Our Community Grants application is currently closed. Please check out other opportunities to volunteer today!


Each year, Pride Foundation receives 150-200 grant applications and we utilize a team of committed and passionate volunteers to participate in the difficult task of narrowing down the pool of applicants.

Year after year, our goal is that, when the review process is complete, the grant recipients chosen will reflect the current landscape of the LGBTQ+ movement, and will specifically address the critical and timely needs of communities here in the Northwest.

Volunteer

Interested in learning more?

Every year, we look for a diverse group of LGBTQ+ or allied volunteer grant reviewers that are passionate about LGBTQ+ equality and have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Currently lives or grew up in a rural area
  • Identifies as a person of color
  • Identifies as transgender
  • Have lived or professional experience working within issue areas such as: social services, advocacy, anti-violence, community organizing, peer support, youth programs, elders services, legal services, immigration, health care access, racial justice, homelessness, and/or HIV/AIDS.

The grant review process is an excellent professional development opportunity and an impactful way of serving the LGBTQ+ community. Reviewers are provided training and exposure to new and innovative ideas, are engaged in the grant-making process of a major funder, gain skills in grant writing, and build meaningful relationships with other LGBTQ+ and allied experts from a variety of backgrounds.

Time Commitment:

  • In this time-sensitive review process, each reviewer will evaluate between 8-15 proposals over a four-week period through our online platform, primarily in the month of August. The proposals are approximately three single-spaced pages each.
  • Including the orientation webinar, reading and scoring applications, and the grant review team discussion, reviewers have reported an average total time commitment of approximately 10-20 hours.

Contact Us:

If you have questions about volunteering, here are the staff people to connect with based on your region:

Alaska: Katie Carter (she/her) katie@pridefoundation.org
Idaho: Steve Martin (he/him) steve@pridefoundation.org
Montana: Kim Leighton (they/them) kim@pridefoundation.org
Oregon: Kim Sogge (she/her) kims@pridefoundation.org
Washington: Tylene Carnell (she/her) tylene@pridefoundation.org

For general questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Craig Williams, Pride Foundation Office Manager.

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