Grant Review Committee 2023

The Grant Review Committee will review BEA Fund grant proposals and make funding recommendations, grounded in BEA’s working principles, and committed to the goals and criteria for the BEA Fund. This Grant Review Committee will be chosen by the Steering Committee, BEA’s decision-making body and be supported by the BEA Fund Manager throughout the process.

The Grant Review Committee will have at least eight and no more than ten members, including at least five grassroots representatives, at least one funder, and at least two national green representatives.

To be eligible to apply, Grant Review Committee members must be current BEA participants. In this case, it will be critical to ensure that this Grant Review Committee member agrees with the overall purpose of the BEA, as well as with the criteria and goals for the BEA Fund.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Review all RFP/proposal materials and proposal score sheet for alignment with the BEA Fund priorities.
  • Review the overall composition of the nominations pool and make additional nominations to fill in gaps to ensure a strong pool of applicants.
  • Make grant recommendations to the BEA Fund Program Manager and the Steering Committee, based on agreed upon grant guidelines and criteria. 
  • Advise the Steering Committee on the Fund’s overall strategy. 

To learn more, please see the Qualifications document.
Submit an application here.
Applications will be accepted through Monday, June 5.

Here’s what Susana Almanza of PODER, a 2021 grassroots GRC member said of the experience: 

I feel like all grassroots organization representatives should be given the opportunity to experience reviewing, evaluating, and scoring proposals […] I have taken a couple of grant writing workshops during my community work at PODER, but I have to say that being part of the GRC was the most rewarding and the best learning experience I have had [...] This experience has made it clearer on the questions the funders ask and how they make their review. I am honored to have had the opportunity to participate in the GRC. Thank you, Susana Almanza, PODER