Four Steps to Join a Giving Project Cohort

Every year, Headwaters recruits community members of all backgrounds to join a Giving Project cohort. We review interest forms and get ready to schedule one-on-one conversations with potential participants typically in the fall. Read on to learn about how to apply for a spot in one of our cohorts.

The 2021 Giving Project cohort is a virtual experience from February to June 2021. We are working with a group of people who are ready to dig in digitally and raise resources from their networks for BIPOC-led organizations that advance justice and long-term social change.

What Do Alums Have to Say?

Christina from Cohort 2:
"The phrase that was said to me that stuck with me was the idea that you are asking someone to join the movement, you are asking them to be a part of the change. Would you not want to be asked? That really helped."

Step One

Attend an Info Session

We host Info Sessions each fall for you to learn about the program and ask any questions. Watch our session from Fall 2020 here to get a sense about the Giving Project Program model from staff and alums. 

Step Two

Complete Online Interest Form

Now that you have answers to your questions, your next step is to fill out the online interest form. We normally accept and review submissions as they come in each fall. The application window for the 2021 cohort is now closed. 

Step Three

One-On-One Conversations

As a potential program participant, you'll hear from us within two or three weeks. We'll schedule a one-to-one conversation between you and either a Giving Project alumni or a Program Team member. These conversations take place in the late fall. 

Step Four


Expect to hear from us in January 2021 about whether you've been selected to join Giving Project or you'll be placed on a waiting list for a future cohort.