Since its inception in 1981, Threshold has pioneered and experimented with collaborative philanthropy in pursuit of positive change in the world. Our grantmaking serves as a quiet catalyst for the social and environmental change movements nationally and internationally by annually raising nearly $2,000,000 from Threshold network members to fund innovative non-profit organizations.

Threshold’s grantmaking engages our volunteer network of members who bring a wide array of philanthropic experience to the process. Each annual grant cycle is a learning environment for members new to philanthropy and provides more experienced members opportunities to catalyze interest in areas of their own expertise.

In our quest to effectively mobilize philanthropic dollars and invest in new ideas and strategies, we regularly review and renew our grantmaking program.

Our Current Funding Circles are:

*Please note our Funding Circles review proposals by Invitation Only*


Fair Elections

Reform our election process so every citizen can vote, all votes are counted transparently, elections are fair and reflect the true will of the majority.

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Future Advancement of Children and Education

Empowering children, elevating humanity & planet.

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High Impact Documentary Films

DOCS funds powerful, innovative, catalytic documentaries that demonstrate powerful change-making potential.

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Immigration Justice & the Americas

The Immigration Justice & the Americas Funding Circle seeks to build bridges between peoples, instead of walls.

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Middle East Peace

Creating conditions conducive to peace between Palestine and Israel through shared innovative initiatives cultivating empathy, addressing symmetry in resources and infrastructure. Realizing a shared future of security and opportunity.

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Psychedelic Research, Education, and Policy

The Psychedelic Research, Education and Policy Funding Circle of Threshold Fdn supports psychedelic use for medicinal and spiritual benefit.

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Thriving Resilient Communities

Regionally-linked climate economy justice.

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Threshold General Grantmaking Calendar


Funding Circles finalize grant guidelines


Request for Proposal (RFP) invitations sent to selected organizations


Proposal submissions due


Evaluation invites/declines sent to all proposal applicants


Final grant decisions made and announced


Award letters and Grant award checks mailed