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Call for Race Equity Grant Advisory Panel Members

Applications Due April 22, 2019

LFW seeks community members who have worked on race equity issues and/or lived in communities impacted by poverty and racism to join a new grant advisory panel. Bring your expertise and passion for racial equity in civil legal aid to help grant $75,000 in funds to programs across Washington.

The advisory panel is a group of community experts working together to guide the funding decisions of LFW’s Race Equity Grant program. We welcome panel members with knowledge of community needs, racial justice and/or civil legal aid programming. Applicants from all regions of Washington are encouraged to apply.

Purpose and Duties

The advisory panel is essential to the Race Equity Grant process, providing leadership and insight into the challenges facing low-income communities of color in Washington. Panel members are supported throughout the process by LFW staff and receive an orientation before beginning.

Panel members review electronic grant applications from nonprofits and score them based on funding criteria. As a group, they convene in-person to discuss the proposals and make recommendations. Final decisions for all grant awards are made by LFW’s Board of Trustees’ Grants Committee Chair.

We ask advisory panel members to commit to serving for at least one year, which includes a spring and fall grant cycle. LFW provides a stipend of $500 per year and also reimburses travel expenses to in-person meetings.

Application Process and Support

This is a new program for LFW and we are learning as we go. We welcome questions, comments and feedback about the panel and its application process. LFW staff are also available to assist with applications. Please let us know if you have any questions, need support or an accommodation.

Please email completed Advisory Panel Applications to Grants Coordinator Emily Van Yuga emily@legalfoundation.org by April 22, 2019. Decisions concerning panel appointments will be made in early May.

The Legal Foundation of Washington is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. People who are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, abilities, and other qualities are strongly encouraged to apply.