The 2021 Giving Project Schedule

Saturday and Sunday meetings are from 1 to 5 p.m. Central Time.
Tuesday meetings are from 6 to 9 p.m. Central Time, except as otherwise noted below.

SaturdayFebruary 13Introductory Meeting
TuesdayFebruary 16Introduction to Social Justice Philanthropy
TuesdayMarch 2Racial Justice Workshop
SaturdayMarch 6Class Analysis Workshop
SaturdayMarch 20Fundraising Training
TuesdayApril 6Grantee Panel
SaturdayApril 10Grantmaking Training
TuesdayApril 20Fundraising Support from 6 to 8 p.m.
SaturdayMay 15Grant Application Screening Part 1
SundayMay 16Grant Application Screening Part 2
SaturdayJune 26Final Funding Decisions Part 1
SundayJune 27Final Funding Decisions Part 2
TuesdayJuly 13Celebration!

Are You Ready to Join?

Full participation involves attending all large and small group sessions and engage in all aspects of the program. You will spend time outside of scheduled sessions, for example, reading grants and fundraising from your network. Headwaters program staff support each cohort member through one-on-one coaching.

We know that things can change, but if you know of conflicts up front you might want to consider applying for the 2022 Giving Project. We welcome applicants every fall.

What Do Alums Have to Say?

Jesse from Cohort 2:
“This process is a lot of work. It'll take a great deal of your time and energy. It'll challenge your personal thinking and feelings; and it will challenge you in all of the fundraising, decision-making, and cohort work you're asked to do. But ultimately it will be educational, uplifting, and extremely rewarding.”

Xia from Cohort 6:
"I am amazed at what we were able to accomplish and the amazing organizations we were able to fundraise for. 'We' being the key word, we as the collective."