Each month, all members share, discuss, and eventually select an organization to contribute to. By pooling our resources in this way, we are capable of making a substantial impact for an organization. Here's how it works:
In partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, we’ve created a committee-advised fund to collect and distribute our monthly grants. Benefits of the fund:
Each month, as a community, we select an organization in direct response to rising threats to equity and justice throughout America. Our founding team is responsible for conducting due diligence on each nonprofit and ultimately making the selection. Organizations are vetted using three primary criteria:
Vocal Minority was started by Anne Diaz, Chris Chan, Jake Przespo, Jeff Shiau, Kevin Ball, Noah Silas, and Taylor McLemore. As friends with experience in community organizing and nonprofit fundraising—as well as a deep-seated belief in the need for equity and justice in our society—we were moved by the results of the 2016 election to find a simple but impactful way for people to come together.