It is important to note that PACE is a learning collaborative, not a funding collaborative. PACE does not make grants and is not an information resource for those who are seeking grants from PACE members. PACE's mission is to inspire interest, understanding, and investment in civic engagement within the field of philanthropy and to be a voice for philanthropy in larger conversations taking place in the fields of civic engagement, service and democratic practice.
PACE'S goals are...
||to build a community within philanthropy committed
to vigorous debate and action around encouraging participation
and engagement in community, civic, and political life;
||to inspire and incubate strategic collaborations with policy
makers, nonprofits, business, and the media to support active
||to increase the quantity and the quality of philanthropic
investment in civic engagement strategies.
To see the list of PACE members, click here.
To read how your philanthropy connects with PACE,
please click here
to read A Framework of Philanthropy's Role in Strengthening
Democracy, that describes the way PACE
defines the field of philanthropy. We welcome your comments, please
e-mail them to us at email@example.com.
PACE is building a learning community
comprised of grantmakers who will invest time and resources in building
their own knowledge and sharing knowledge with others about ways
to strengthen democratic practice in communities across the nation.
Our members share the belief that broad and informed public participation
is the bedrock of a free, democratic, and civil society.
PACE is pioneering an innovative model
of reciprocal membership, a model that expects a high level of engagement
among its membership and in return provides a rich and meaningful
environment within which to build knowledge and better grantmaking
Because PACE is a learning community,
it takes a serious commitment of time and resources to be a Core
Member. And, as in most successful learning communities, the return
is greater than from traditional membership organizations. PACE
asks members to actively participate in the PACE
||Sharing information about their investments,
||Participating in discussions to explore issues and questions
with other funders and donors,
||Co-hosting and leading conversations on PACE
||Providing a minimum of $1000 in financial support.
Members will have access to members-only discussion groups, dinners,
and events; opportunities to showcase grants and grantees; opportunities
to develop strategic funding relationships with other members; and
virtual tools to engage and communicate with colleagues across sectors
and across the country. PACE programs
and communications will be designed to facilitate repeat and ongoing
interactions among members to help develop trust and familiarity
with one another’s work.
If you are interested in joining the PACE community,
please click here
to complete an on-line Member Application or contact us by e-mail
or by phone at 202-973-2514.
To receive quarterly e-mail updates about PACE
events and the latest news in civic engagement please click here.