FACs 101

Maybe you’re thinking about serving on a Focus Area Committee and would like a better sense of what that involves. Or maybe you’ve already served on a FAC and have questions about how trust-based philanthropy is shaping Many Hands’ approach. Or maybe you’d just like to meet some of the people leading this year’s application review teams! Then join us on Zoom on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 pm to learn all about the 2023 FAC process with Grants Co-Chair Charis Keitelman. Following the presentation, there will be time for Q&A and opportunities to meet this year’s committee chairs. This event is for members only. Bring your questions!

When: Sunday, January 8, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Zoom

Please email Charis Keitelman at grants@manyhandsdc.org with any questions. We hope to see you soon!

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Past Events

2023 Grant Cycle

Wednesday, November 16 – Just Health – Zoom presentation by Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew

Thursday, October 13 – 2023 Grant Cycle Membership Kickoff – Livestreamed in-person event with Char Beales and Roderic Irby, Jr. (The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, 2021 Impact Grantee)

2022 Grant Cycle

Thursday, May 12 – 2022 Annual Meeting – Livestreamed in-person event with presentations by the four finalists for the 2022 Impact Grant and audience Q&A

Tuesday, March 15 – An Inside Look at Nonprofit Leadership – Zoom meeting with Arleen Joell (CAFY, 2021 Partner Grantee) and Jhae Thompson (Community Youth Advance, 2021 Partner Grantee)

Wednesday, March 9 – Member listening session (Zoom meeting)

Wednesday, February 2 – Member listening session (Zoom meeting)

Friday, January 21 – Finance 101 training for Focus Area Committee members – Zoom meeting (recorded)

Wednesday, January 19 – Foundant training for Focus Area Committee members – Zoom meeting (recorded)

Thursday, January 13 – Member listening session – Zoom meeting

Wednesday, January 12 – Member listening session – Zoom meeting

Sunday, January 9 – Coffee & Conversation – An informal discussion of the Focus Area Committee (FAC) process and opportunity to meet this year’s FAC chairs for members interested in serving on a committee – Zoom meeting

Thursday, October 28; Thursday, November 4; Thursday, December 2 – “Head, Heart, and Hands” – Three-part racial equity learning session for current and recent members – Zoom meetings

Tuesday, October 19 – Applicant Webinar – Review of the grant process and Q&A with prospective applicants (recorded)

Wednesday, October 13 – Meet & Greet for new and prospective members – Cleveland Park, DC

Wednesday, October 6 – Meet & Greet for new and prospective members – Zoom meeting

Tuesday, September 28 – 2022 Grant Cycle Membership Kickoff – Zoom webinar with Paty Funegra (La Cocina VA, 2021 Partner Grantee) and Brett Meyers (Nourish Now, 2020 Impact Grantee)

2021 Grant Cycle

Thursday, May 13 – Annual Meeting – Zoom webinar with presentations by the four finalists for the 2021 Impact Grant and audience Q&A

Tuesday, April 27 – Participatory Grantmaking– Zoom conversation with Rubie Coles (Diverse City Fund) sponsored by the DMV Collective Giving Network

Thursday, April 22 – Pregnant Girl – Zoom conversation with author Nicole Lynn Lewis (Generation Hope, 2020 Partner Grantee)

Tuesday, March 9 – Member Book Club – Zoom discussion of $2 a Day by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer and Maid by Stephanie Land

Tuesday, March 2 – Trust-Based Philanthropy – Zoom workshop with Shaady Selahi (Trust-Based Philanthropy Project) sponsored by the DMV Collective Giving Network

Thursday, February 25 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Nan Monday, Alejandra Carrera, and Heather Lynskey (Homestretch, 2020 Partner Grantee)

Sunday, January 10 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Grants Committee chair Kathryn Zecca and Focus Area Committee co-chairs

Tuesday, December 8 – Uncovering Unconscious Bias in Philanthropy – Zoom meeting with Melissa Sines (PEAK Grantmaking) sponsored by the DMV Collective Giving Network

Tuesday, December 1 – Philanthropy, Power, and Impact: A Conversation with Tamara Lucas Copeland and Kathy Kretman – Zoom webinar

Tuesday, November 17 – Member Coffee & Conversation – Zoom meeting with Tammi Houton (Nourish Now, 2020 Impact Grantee)

Thursday, November 12 – DC’s Maternal Mortality Crisis – Zoom meeting with Andria Cornell (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs) and Ebony Marcelle (Community of Hope DC, 2008 Partner Grantee)

Thursday, October 15 – 2021 Grant Cycle Membership Kickoff – Zoom meeting with Kris Thompson (Calvary Women’s Services, 2020/2012 Partner Grantee) and Kenneth Ward (College Bound, 2012 Impact Grantee)