WHAT WE DO

HOW WE DO IT

WHAT WE DO

HOW WE DO IT

SUPPORT FOR

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Giving2Grow acts as an intermediary between donors and service providers. We fulfill our mission by supporting organizations that already have the skill, knowledge, and commitment to address childhood hunger and food insecurity in their own communities, and can benefit from funds to help them do their work. The organizations are typically based in Allegheny and surrounding counties.

WHO

WE FUND

Any non-profit organization in Southwestern Pennsylvania whose work is consistent with our mission can submit a grant application. G2G members on the Grant Committee will review all applications and identify those with compelling programs most closely aligned with our mission. G2G members will then visit the selected applicants to better understand what services they provide in their communities and to answer any applicant questions. Members of the Grant and Site Visit Committees and the G2G Board then meet to discuss the applicants and will share recommendations with the entire membership via the annual Ballot.  Every active member is entitled to an equal vote to determine which applicants on the Ballot will receive funding that year.

SEE PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS

BEING PART OF

GIVING2GROW

Members are encouraged to work on G2G committees that are responsible for growing our membership, planning our annual meetings, reading grants, making site visits, etc.

In addition, G2G members are encouraged to get personally involved with the organizations we support with our grants.  This is a common outcome of giving circles–increased awareness of one’s community and the opportunity to make a deeper, more personal contribution on a local level.

Too busy right now?  Not to worry. Once you have paid your $500 membership, there is no pressure to join a committee or attend a single meeting.  You can still exercise your vote (or not) to help select who receives G2G funding.

Finally, we accept donations of any amount from anyone who would like to contribute to local organizations that address food insecurity among children in Southwestern PA. You can contribute here without becoming a member.

ANNUAL

GRANT CYCLE

In short: membership money in, grant money out–every year.

Information about the 2021 grant application process can be found here. To get a sense of the expected timeline, review the information below.

  • May: Full Circle Membership Meeting. Mt. Lebanon Library or Zoom. We will welcome representatives from our current grantees and learn how our grant funds are being spent to help achieve our mission.  Bring your checkbook to renew your membership. And bring a friend–this is also a great time to learn more about Giving2Grow!
  • June 30: Preferred date for membership dues ($500). We are happy to take a membership check at any time. Having them by June 30 helps us determine how much we will be able to grant in the following year.
  • August 15: Grant application deadline.
  • August 15 to September 15: Grant reading by G2G Grant Committee
  • September 15 to to November 1: Member visits to grant applicants organized by the Site Visit Committee
  • Early December: Final Date for Full Circle Membership Vote.  Members will receive an electronic ballot via email to vote on which non-profit applicants will receive grants.