I learned more about microgranting this week – through talking with folks at Awesome Pgh. A group of 10 ‘trustees’ gives $100 per month and collectively decides who to give a $1,000 grant to each month.
I love this idea. In a town with limited philanthropic resources (at least publicly accessible resources like foundations, govt, etc.), this could be a great resource to catalyze creative ideas.
Further thoughts on giving circles: http://janisfoster.blogspot.com/2012/09/hey-giving-circles.html
Shoot me a line if this is something you’re interested in….