New Advisory Grant Committee Pilot
For the 2019-20 grant cycle, we are going pilot a new committee called the Advisory Grant Committee. The Advisory Committee will be made up of experienced SVP Partners and community members/issue area experts to advise the New Grant Committee (NGC) process. The Advisory Committee will have the decision-making authority to narrow the full pool of grant applicants to a smaller pool for the NGC to consider in alignment with the grant criteria.
Why make an Advisory Committee?
New Grant Committee members tend to be newer SVP Partners, with limited training around racial equity, the specific issue area, and nonprofit capacity building. Adding an Advisory committee will enable SVP to create decision making body that will have unique expertise and be a first step in ensuring that those most impacted have representation in the decision-making process. We want to honor and build space for those who are doing the work on the ground while educating our partners through their own racial equity journey.
Meet Partners currently serving on the Advisory Grant Committee
Sean found his way to Seattle after the distinct opportunity to determine that it is the best place to live, provided by a childhood of moving around in the Navy and experiencing the different corners of the USA and the world. He loves Seattle for its unique offering of the great outdoors, culture, and people, which allow him to get his fix of skiing, road biking, climbing, and home-brewing, and further, to be part of communities that enjoy the same things. Read More »