There are opportunities for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting members to share in the stewardship of PYM’s granting funds by joining one of our Granting Groups. Every year, the Granting Committee seeks new members to join Granting Groups for a three-year term.
Listed and linked below are groups seeking new members in 2021:
Interested in serving? Here’s a bit more about what it would look like:
How do groups meet? During the pandemic, granting groups have been meeting by zoom and will likely continue to offer a hybrid option for all future meetings.
How often do groups meet? Most Granting Groups meet between two to four times a year, depending on the number of granting cycles. Some groups meet more often, as needed.
What will I do? PYM Staff will share all documents, including grant requests and reports, with you to review before a meeting. Granting Group members discern the funding requests during the meeting and make awards according to their guidelines and the available funds.
Have more questions? The Granting Committee publishes a grants handbook annually with a detailed overview of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s grantmaking.
Friends interested in serving on a granting group or who have further questions should contact Nicholas Gutowski, Director of Grant Making at email@example.com, or fill out our inquiry form on the website.
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting makes grants every year to individuals, Quaker Meetings, and non-profit organizations. Grants are made from income from funds set aside by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, its members, and individuals who share our concerns to provide assistance to individuals and organizations and to help bring our witnesses to fruition. PYM’s granting funds are mostly split across nine Granting Groups. Members of granting groups serve in the stewardship of these funds by meeting several times a year in discernment of grant requests that fall within the wishes of the donors and according to the granting group’s priorities.