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Race Equity Grant Advisory Panel Members - Volunteer Position with Stipend

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LEGAL FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON

  • 1 person is interested

Seeking Community Experts

Bring your expertise and passion for racial justice in civil legal aid to help grant $220,000 in funds to programs across Washington. LFW seeks community members who have worked on race equity issues and/or lived in communities impacted by poverty and racism to join a grant advisory panel.

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 to discuss the proposals and make recommendations (currently all meetings are virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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 two years, which includes two grant cycles annually. LFW provides a stipend of $600 per year ($900 for client-eligible panelists) and also reimburses travel expenses to in-person meetings.

Application Process and Support

Please apply by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/Pz9Kh4E3pzm2GK7r5 by February 1st.

We are particularly interested in recruiting panelists who are intimately familiar with the legal aid system, poverty, and racism from lived experience and are willing to share this insight in the grantmaking process.

We are learning as we go and welcome questions, comments and feedback! LFW staff are also available to assist with applications, including the option of a phone interview. Please let us know if you have any questions, need support or an accommodation. We will follow up with you if we have any additional questions. Decisions concerning panel appointments will be made by early February.

Contact LFW’s Grants Coordinator Christal Chiu christal@legalfoundation.org for more information.

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About LEGAL FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON

Location:

1325 4TH AVE STE 1335, SEATTLE, WA 98101, US

Mission Statement

Equal civil justice for low-income people.

Description

The Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW) funds more than 35 nonprofits that provide civil legal aid across Washington. Legal aid clients are low-income families living at or below 125% of the poverty line. People helped by legal aid include veterans, survivors of domestic violence, tenants facing discrimination or eviction, seniors, children and youth, immigrants seeking safety, and consumers.

The Campaign for Equal Justice is our state’s only coordinated, annual fund drive for civil legal aid, and the fundraising arm of the Legal Foundation of Washington. Last year, the Campaign funded legal services for over 30,000 Washingtonians in poverty.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Public Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Panel participation will consist of joining an online orientation, reviewing two cycles of race equity grant applications and attending two meetings to discuss applications and make recommendations to LFW.
  • All meetings are currently virtual due to COVID-related health and safety measures. Terms are two years with an option for a second two-year term.

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