The 2021 Giving Project cohort will exclusively be a virtual experience from February to June 2021. We’re looking for 20 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.

The priority application deadline is Friday, November 20, 2020. BIPOC, LGBTQ people, and low- or no-wealth individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

Are you ready to apply? Good! The first step is for you to sign up for one of three info sessions. Let us know you'll be joining us because we want to meet you! 

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 want to meet you so please attend an info session! During info sessions, Giving Project Program staff and alums talk about the model and are always sure to set time aside to answer your questions. 

If it turns out you can't make any of our sessions, then email Program Director Allison Johnson Heist.

Step Two

Complete Online Interest Form

Now that you have answers to your questions, fill out the online interest form. We accept and review submissions as they come in. View the application questions here

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 each 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.