The Giving Project: Change, Not Charity

A Posner Center tenant, the Chinook Fund’s Giving Project brings together a diverse cohort of people from all income levels who are passionate about social change and interested in developing new skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building.

You can join this online community leadership program to find out how to deepen your volunteering and giving to better serve our collective good.

The priority application deadline for the spring 2022 cohort is December 16, 2021.

Bring your passion, give your voice for justice. 

All meetings will be held online via Zoom:

Saturday, January 8 – Laying the Groundwork
Tuesday, January 18 – Introduction to Philanthropy
Saturday, January 29 – Understanding Race & Class, 1
Saturday, February 5 – Understanding Race & Class, 2
Tuesday, February 22 – Grassroots Fundraising 101
Saturday, March 19 – Social Justice Giving
Tuesday, April 5 – Meet the Changemakers
Saturday, April 23 *+ Screening Applications part 1
Tuesday, April 26* – Screening Applications part 2
Saturday, June 4*+ Final Decisions part 1
Tuesday, June 7* – Final Decisions part 2
Tuesday, June 21 – Evaluate & Celebrate

Members can expect about 100 hours of participation time over the program.

COVID-19 Accessibility Statement 

  • Site visits will be held as digital meetings or phone calls.
  • Chinook Fund will meet members’ technology accessibility needs, including but not limited to wifi hotspot access, loaner laptops or tablets, sending out printed materials, and additional technology training support.
  • Chinook Fund will offer childcare and meal reimbursement so members may fully participate.
  • gendas will be condensed with a commitment to keeping them under 4 hours.*


*Decision-making meetings may need to go longer
+ If it is safe to meet in person, we will plan to combine these sessions into a single meeting at our Denver office from 9-5pm*