2022 Community Grants Program
The goal of the 2022 Community Grants Program is to support healthy, thriving and sustainable communities with funding awarded through an open, responsive grantmaking program that offers flexible types of support to organizations in response to community-defined needs. This program prioritizes communities in Oregon most impacted by social, economic and/or racial injustices and inequities.
Purpose and value of this volunteer position
Grant evaluators assess grant applications, providing objective, thoughtful, and relevant information for a multi-faceted decision-making process that is guided by the program’s funding objectives and responds to community needs. Grant evaluators provide insight into their area’s nonprofits and bring their unique understanding of local communities to the review process. Volunteers value this role because they learn about organizations in their community, appreciate the team approach, and collaborate with others.
Grant Evaluator Responsibilities
Preferred Skills and Experience for Grant Evaluators
Qualities sought include : curiosity, openness, willingness to learn, intercultural skills and interest in equitable practices, problem-solving and innovation
Technology: Access to a computer and internet; Use email as the primary communication tool; Access and submit online forms and use file-sharing systems. Meetings: Participate in required online group meetings and trainings; Have the flexibility to conduct some activities during working hours, such as meetings with applicants, and two team meetings.
In 2022, evaluators can expect to spend a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 40 hours in this role between mid-April to mid-June. Time commitment varies based on the number of applications assigned, participation in the full review process, and evaluator experience. Refer to the separate cycle calendar for specific meeting dates and deadlines; most of the time commitment is on the evaluator’s own schedule.
OCF provides a detailed training manual for application review, orientation to OCF, and online training on the grant guidelines and review process. Office hours with program staff are regularly offered to ask questions and connect. A basic training on technology or online platforms will also be provided.
The health of OCF volunteers, staff, and community members is priority #1. For 2022, training sessions and program staff office hours will be held online. Small group meetings and applicant site visits may be conducted online; there may also be options to meet in person.
*Statewide Recruitment* We are looking for evaluators that currently live in all regions of Oregon
*Virtual Position- must have reliable computer and internet access*
To Learn more about this Role
Contact Sonja Mckenzie, Community Engagement Coordinator for Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Community Grants Program
The goal of the 2022 Community Grants Program is to support healthy, thriving and sustainable communities with funding awarded through an open, responsive grantmaking program that offers flexible types of…
Thanks so much for reaching out and expressing interest in the volunteering at the Oregon Community Foundation ! You will find the volunteer profile form and Conflict of Interest form at the link below: https://oregoncf.org/about/our-people/volunteers/resources-for-volunteers/
Please complete and return both forms and return to me Sonja Mckenzie @ email@example.com Once I have received your 2 forms I will reach out and schedule a meeting with you. I look forward to meeting with you soon to chat about the Community Grant Evaluator role!
Thanks so much for reaching out and expressing interest in the volunteering at the Oregon Community Foundation ! You will find the volunteer profile form and Conflict of Interest…