Our Mission and Strategy
Threshold’s Thriving Resilient Communities funding circle (TRC) funds collaborative tools and approaches that build leadership and capacity for communities to address their own strategic needs in the face of energy, climate, economic, and social challenges. In a thriving resilient community, people can respond to any challenge and thrive in the process. Community resilience requires an integral whole-systems approach that fosters compassion, inner resilience (healthy, respectful caring relationships), and outer resilience (fair, sustainable sharing systems) within an eco-social region. The resilient community movement includes community initiatives with similar visions using a variety of names such as Healthy, Livable, Local, Peace, Resilient, Sustainable, Thrive, and Transition.
TRC's mission is to build collective wisdom, map the field, and fund best practices and leading-edge work in community resilience in the United States and Canada. Priority will be given to regional and national network hubs and to replicable whole-systems approaches that promote inclusive economic models, social interconnectedness, and vibrant health and well-being. In addition to supporting projects within an organization, TRC is particularly interested in catalyzing multi-organization collaborative projects that we call “co-projects.”
For the 2013-2014 grantmaking cycle, TRC will not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Proposals for funding are accepted by invitation only.
2013-2014 Grantmaking Timeline
- December 4th, 2013 - Requests for Proposals sent out to selected organizations.
- January 10, 2014 - Deadline for submitting full proposal
- March - May 2014 - Site Visits to Selected Organizations
- July 2014 - Grants meeting to evaluate site visits/ award grants
- August 2014 - Grants disbursed