No, we are a membership organization that includes funders but we do not offer grants or recommend grants to our members. We support learning about how funders and grassroots resident-led groups can work effectively together.
As a membership organization, we rely heavily on annual membership contributions. We also receive periodic grants for special projects or general operating support and we offer some services for reasonable fees to help cover costs.
Membership is available to funder and other organizations, grassroots groups, and individuals who are interested in place-based, constituent-driven community change work, in building the capacity of constituent-controlled grassroots organizations, and that share our values of inclusion, fairness, and sustainability.
Simply complete our membership form and send it along with the membership contribution to the address provided. If accepted, memberships last for one year from acceptance date and then can be renewed.
No. Our resources are open to both members and non-members, as best as we are able. In some instances, members might be eligible for reduced rates or given priority registration over non-members.
Generally, there is no limit. We welcome participation from an organization’s staff, board members, and volunteers. We encourage funder organizations to support their grassroots community partners to participate with them; learning together is an effective way to build community back home.
Grassroots Grantmakers is a virtual organization with its own 501(c)3 standing in the United States and membership across North America. Lisa Duran, Grassroots Grantmakers’ Executive Director, directs the organization from rural Colorado. Board members serve from across the United States.