University of Denver

Chinook Fund

Contact Person:

Ms. Juliette Lee phone: 303-455-6905

Agency Description:

Chinook Fund supports grassroots organizations working on issues of social and economic justice; by pooling our collective resources, we seed groups making a positive, systemic impact to improve the quality of life for all Coloradoans.


Organization Type:

Diversity | Economic Development, Poverty and/or homelessness | Politics and/or Community Organizing |


Chinook Fund's Giving Project |

Volunteer Opportunity

Chinook Fund's Giving Project

Description: Chinook Fund is proud to collaborate with 6 other community foundations and justice funders in the national development of this innovative philanthropy model. The Giving Project brings together a diverse group of people at all income levels who are passionate about social change and want to strengthen their skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building. Participants work together to deepen their understanding of social justice principles in order to support grassroots organizations that build power for social change in Colorado. How does the Giving Project work? The Giving Project is a process. It requires a commitment of your time, talent, and resources over a period of six months. The basic Giving Project structure is: A diverse group of up to 25 individuals commits to gathering 9 times over the course of 6 months. Through workshops and trainings, the group develops a shared understanding of race, class, and power within society. Each person makes a meaningful financial gift — whatever that means for you. Each person commits to fundraising from their friends, family and community to support the financial goal of the group. Chinook Fund’s staff will train you in grassroots fundraising and provide lots of support. Each member is trained in Chinook Fund’s democratic grantmaking process. As a participant, you will read and score proposals, participate in site visits, make collective decisions, and grant money to some of the most inspiring, effective social change work in Colorado.

Requirements for volunteers: The Giving Project will be a diverse group. LGBTQ-identified people, people of color, and low-wealth individuals are especially encouraged to apply. You must be able to attend all of the following session dates: Spring 2018 1/13/2018 – Introduction (9a-5p) 1/27-7/28/2018 – Racial Justice & Class Analysis (10a-5p; 10a-5p) 2/6/2018 – Grantee Panel (5-8p) 2/20/2018 – Fundraising Training (5:30-9p) 3/3/2018 – Grantmaking Training (10a-5p) 4/14/2018– Screening Applications (9a-5p)* 4/15-5/25/2018 – Site Visits 5/26/2018 – Final Decisions (10a-5p)* 6/12/2018 – Celebrate and Evaluate Giving Project (6-9p)

Number of Volunteers Needed: 25
Time Commitment: Ongoing Event
Instructions for Registering for this Opportunity: Attend an information session listed here:

Availability: Weekday - No | Weekend: Yes | Morning: No | Evening: Yes | Afternoon: No
Expires on: January 01 2018
Is Public Transportation Available: Yes

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