Important Sign-Up Information for Grants Review Committees
1. You can sign up for a Grants Review Committee (GRC) via our Event Registration page; it's first come, first served.
2. Sign-ups will go live at 8:00AM on Tuesday, January 19 and end at 11:59PM on Friday, February 5 or when volunteer slots reach capacity (whichever comes first).
3. Before making your committee selection, be sure to scroll down and review the GRC meeting dates to determine which committee best fits your schedule and the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy to understand the requirements for serving on a committee. To participate on a Grants Review Committee, you will be required to participate in both committee meetings. Site visits are also a part of the grant review committee process, and participation is highly encouraged. For additional information please visit Our Grants and Grants Review Committees pages.
4. All five GRC committees will have a maximum capacity of 22 volunteers.
2021 GRC Meeting Dates
GRC meetings begin March 2. We understand calendars fill quickly, so planning is key to a positive volunteer experience. As a GRC volunteer, you must attend two virtual committee meetings and a scheduled group virtual site visit. Please review the following meeting dates before signing up:
RED: March 5 at 12:15 PM and April 16 at 12:15 PM
BLUE: March 3 at 5:30 PM and April 14 at 5:30 PM
GREEN: March 9 at 6:30 PM and April 13 at 6:30 PM
YELLOW: March 3 at 9:00 AM and April 7 at 9:00 AM
PURPLE: March 2 at 8:00 AM and April 13 at 8:00 AM
Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy
Members of Impact 100 Richmond (“Impact 100”) must insure that no personal or professional self interest interferes with their volunteer work on behalf of Impact 100. A conflict of interest can arise when a member, or someone in a member’s family, could personally gain, either financially or professionally, from an action taken by Impact 100. For example, if an Impact 100 member or family member could receive a job, a business contract, or other personal benefits as a result of the Impact 100 grant being awarded to a certain nonprofit organization, then that member has a conflict of interest.
It is important to realize that simply serving on the board of a nonprofit that has applied for a grant from Impact 100 does not create a conflict of interest. However, disclosure of board positions and advisory positions is necessary to evaluate whether a conflict of interest exists. It is only in the situation in which a member, or her relative, would personally gain from the grant being given to the nonprofit organization that a conflict arises.
All grant proposals are randomly selected for each committee. In the event a Member has a conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest with a grant proposal or nonprofit, she will advise her Committee Chair. In all circumstances, the member shall recuse herself from committee level vote related to that conflict. The member may participate in the annual balloting process of all members to determine the year’s final grantee(s).
Each Impact 100 member will not disclose confidential information acquired in connection with the volunteer work she does on behalf of Impact 100. This includes information gained through site visits and/or grant applications.
If you have questions about the review grants process, please email email@example.com.