The FruitGuys Community Fund Volunteer Questionnaire / Grant Review Registration
Each year we host a participatory grantmaking review process, including a volunteer review committee to help us evaluate farm-grantee applications. We believe that community participation in grantmaking is one of the core building blocks of the movement that connects people with their food system, communities, and the land.
Our grant reviewers are made up of The FruitGuys’ clients, employees, The FruitGuys Community Fund alumni grantees, and food systems and farming advocates. Want to be part of this exciting process? Each year we seek up up to twenty volunteers to join our grant review process, January to March. It’s about a 15-20 hour total commitment, and all participation is virtual, via conference calls.
Volunteers help by:
reviewing project proposals via an online portal;
scoring them according to our criteria;
collaborating with other review committee members;
finalizing the award recommendations sent to our advisory board for approval.