Thriving Resilient Communities

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. Resilience is a community’s ability to adapt and thrive in changing conditions instead of collapsing during a shock. Resilience is not just about “bouncing back” from a shock. Instead, it is about “bouncing forward” to eliminate the inequities and unsustainable resource use that are the root causes of the many crises we face. The resilient community movement includes initiatives that use a variety of names such as Healthy, Just, Livable, Local, Peace, Resilient, Sustainable, Thrive, and Transition.

We fund regional and national network hubs in the US with systemic approaches that promote inclusive economic models and social justice.  We also involve our allies, including our grantees in the grantmaking process.

Systemic approaches build resilience in several ways:

  • Multi-stakeholder: involving multiple issues or “stakes”  such as not just food, but food/water/justice
  • Multi-cultural: working together across differences such as class, race, age, and gender
  • Multi-scale: networking many communities to create large-scale influence within and across regions

 

Thriving Resilient Communities: Overview of Involvement Opportunities

The Thriving and Resilient Community Collaboratory

2018 Grantmaking Cycle

Each year, Threshold Funding Circles will have a single, 6-month grantmaking cycle from February to August. General grant cycle guidelines and the 2018 calendar are below. Specific Funding Circle guidelines and revised mission statements will be posted online by November 2017.

Grant Cycle Guidelines

More information about the 2018 funding cycle will be posted in November 2017.

2018 Threshold Grantmaking Calendar

December 1, 2017

Funding Circles post 2018 grant guidelines online

February 16, 2018

Request for Proposal (RFP) invitations sent to selected organizations

March 23, 2018

Proposal submissions due by 5pm Pacific

May 4, 2018

Evaluation invites/declines sent to all proposal applicants

July 31, 2018

2018 Final grant decisions made and announced

August 17, 2018

2017 Grant award checks mailed

 

 

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