Collective Giving Strategy = Collaboration in Action

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Our Collective Impact Circles

Our next Impact Circle will form in the fall.

Come and join as a partner to learn about regional issues, collaborate on solutions via our grant awards AND have fun networking.

We invite our partners to be as involved as they choose—from joining an Impact Circle (as many times a year as you want), attend site visits and other educational opportunities.

Our “Collective Impact Circles” grant making process.

  • Reviewing and discussing grant proposals involves several meetings and vote on the actual grant recipients.
  • Meet over a six to ten week period.
  • Final awards must be approved by the Board.
  • Final grantee prospects will ‘pitch’ their proposals at a one-time event where Impact Circle Partners will cast their votes.

Sustainable Path will contribute up to $40,000 and pool it with gifts from the Impact Circle.

Grant awards are generally $10,000 each.

Impact Circle – 8 awarded four projects focusing on innovations in sustainability (June, 2017)

  • Emerald Cities-Seattle
  • Re-Sources For Sustainable Communities
  • Sightline Institute
  • Wild Fish Conservancy

Impact Circle-7 awarded four projects focusing on pushing the envelope for a sustainable community (Winter 2016)

Impact Circle-6 awarded three projects focused on open spaces and sustainable built environments(Spring 2016)

  • Delridge Nieghborhood Association: Wetlands and Stewardship Project
  • Jefferson Land Trust: Chimacum Commons
  • Seattle Tilth: Engaging Rainier Beach Residents in Environmental Stewardship

Impact Circle-5 awarded four projects focused on mobilizing action for increasing resiliency in the face of climate change (Fall 2015)

  • Future Wise
  • Nature Consortium
  • NW Natural Resource Group
  • NW Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (NW SEED)

Impact Circle-4 awarded two projects focused on water pollutants (Spring 2015)

  • Puget  Soundkeeper Alliance
  • ReSources

Impact Circle-3 awarded four projects focused on reducing carbon footprint (Winter 2015)

  • Climate Solutions
  • Emerald Cities – Seattle
  • International Living Futures Institute (ILFI)
  • Nisqually Land Trust

Impact Circle-2 awarded five projects focusing on water issues. (Fall 20 14)

  • American Rivers
  • Conservation Northwest
  • EarthCorps
  • Friends of the San Juans
  • UW Green Futures Lab

Impact Circle-1  awarded three grants focusing on food sustainability. (Spring 2014)

  • City Fruit
  • PCC Farmland Trust
  • Seattle Tilth


Contact Lee (lee <at> sustainablepath <dot>org) or call our office: 206-914-7131

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