Join our community and become a member of our Giving Circle

A Commitment to Equity​

The Visibility Impact Fund recognizes the racial and class inequity present in traditional philanthropy. We are committed to giving the most marginalized in the bi+ communities significant control over what grants the giving circle votes on and awards. Though the Fund's current grant-making model will not be finalized until recruitment of Leadership Committee and Grant-making committee membership is complete, our current working model includes the following elements that reflect our commitment to racial equity, transgender inclusion, and intersectionality: 

 

  • The Grant-making committee, comprised of BIPOC, trans, and gender non-conforming bi+ people, will review and approve which grants advance for consideration by circle members. This council has no giving requirement. Grant-making committee members who are part of our grant review process will be provided stipends to compensate them for their labor and expertise.

  • The Leadership Council and the Grant-making committee will work together to conduct the initial review of all grant applications. A Slate of qualified grants selected by the Grant-making committee and the Leadership Council will be forwarded to the full giving circle membership for final selection.

  • Every giving circle member has one vote, regardless of the amount of their monthly contribution. 

  • The Leadership Council will engage in outreach to BIPOC, trans, gender non-conforming, and other multiply marginalized bi+ communities to foster broadly inclusive membership and leadership

What it means to be a member

  1. Giving circle members commit to a monthly contribution of at least $5 USD.

  2. Giving circle members have a say on final granting by voting on grant proposals advanced by the Grant-making Council.

  3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, we will play a key role in changing the funding models that currently exclude the bi+ community.

We ask you to consider donating at $25 USD per month. Our minimum monthly donation is $5 USD due to processing fees.