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.
- 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.
If you have questions about volunteering, here are the staff people to connect with based on your region:
Alaska: Katie Carter (she/her) email@example.com
Idaho: Steve Martin (he/him) firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana: Kim Leighton (they/them) email@example.com
Oregon: Kim Sogge (she/her) firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington: Tylene Carnell (she/her) email@example.com
For general questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Craig Williams, Pride Foundation Office Manager.