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LEGACY COLLECTIVE GIVING CIRCLE

WHO WE ARE

Together, We Will Leave a Legacy

The Legacy Collective community is made up of givers who come together and nominate nonprofits for grants that are addressing systemic issues with sustainable innovative solutions.

Legacy staff thoroughly vets all nonprofit nominations and the donor community votes on who receives the funding. Together, we give grants to incredible nonprofits around the world!

Impact

Every Donor Has A Say

Legacy Collective Giving Circle donors commit to a monthly donation of $35 – $2,500+ Regardless of your level of involvement, every donor has a voice, has the opportunity to vote & every donor is invited to be a part of a community for conversation, to learn from one another, and to stay aware of trends, needs, and new opportunities.

Every Donor Has Flexibility In How They Give

Legacy Collective offers the convenience of giving online with a credit card through the links below thanks to our partners at Pure Charity. You can also establish monthly ACH payments through the links below on the 1st and 15th of each month. You have the option during enrollment of covering the 5% processing fee through Pure Charity.

You are also able to give directly to Legacy Collective and save the 5% processing fee so that those funds can be used towards grants given to our nonprofit partners. If you are interested in paying with a check, setting up monthly bill pay, a monthly ACH on a different time of the month, or wiring funds, please email help@legacycollective.org so that we can share our banking information with you.

VISIONARY benefits:

  • Follow what projects have been funded and see the impact made
  • Invitation to Virtual Quarterly Dinner ‘n Learns
  • Invitation to Live Recording with Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team
  • Option to participate in Second Chance Grants
  • Vote on approving nominated projects
  • Nominate nonprofits for grants
  • (4) Free tickets to the Legacy Gatherings
  • (2) Tickets to VIP Hour with Legacy CEO, Chair, Co-Founder & Nonprofit Speakers prior to Gathering
  • Can allocate up to half of annual donation to personal Second Chance Grant Fund to use at your discretion (*net Ops/Admin fees)
  • Invite to DREAM Meeting with Legacy Board
  • Nominate nonprofits for Torchbearer Grant Funding
  • Vote on Torchbearer Grant Funding (votes count 3 times)
  • Can choose to fund part of the Torchbearer Grant with half of the year’s Visionary Giving & place the other half in your Second Chance Grants Discretionary Fund

FOUNDER benefits:

  • Follow what projects have been funded and see the impact made
  • Invitation to Virtual Quarterly Dinner ‘n Learns
  • Invitation to Live Recording with Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team
  • Option to participate in Second Chance Grants
  • Vote on approving nominated projects
  • Nominate nonprofits for grants
  • (2) Free tickets to the Legacy Gatherings and the option to purchase (2) tickets for guests
  • Invite to DREAM Meeting with Legacy Board
  • Nominate nonprofits for Torchbearer Grant Funding
  • Vote on Torchbearer Grant Funding (votes count 2 times)
Email help@legacycollective.org for the annual giving link.

TRAILBLAZER benefits:

  • Follow what projects have been funded and see the impact made
  • Invitation to Virtual Quarterly Dinner ‘n Learns
  • Invitation to Live Recording with Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team
  • Option to participate in Second Chance Grants
  • Vote on approving nominated projects
  • Nominate nonprofits for grants
  • (1) Free ticket to the Legacy Gatherings and the option to purchase (1) ticket for a guest
  • Nominate nonprofits for Torchbearer Grant Funding
  • Vote on Torchbearer Grant Funding (votes count once)
Email help@legacycollective.org for the annual giving link.

INVESTOR benefits:

  • Follow what projects have been funded and see the impact made
  • Invitation to Virtual Quarterly Dinner ‘n Learns
  • Invitation to Live Recording with Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team
  • Option to participate in Second Chance Grants
  • Vote on approving nominated projects
  • Nominate nonprofits for grants
  • Invite to the Legacy Gatherings with the ability to purchase (2) tickets
  • Vote on Torchbearer Grant Funding (votes count once)

PARTNER benefits:

  • Follow what projects have been funded and see the impact made
  • Invitation to Virtual Quarterly Dinner ‘n Learns
  • Invitation to Live Recording with Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team
  • Option to participate in Second Chance Grants
  • Vote on approving nominated projects
  • Nominate nonprofits for grants

MEMBER benefits:

  • Follow what projects have been funded and see the impact made
  • Invitation to Virtual Quarterly Dinner ‘n Learns
  • Invitation to Live Recording with Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team
  • Option to participate in Second Chance Grants
  • Vote on approving nominated projects

“I love the collective model, with many contributing to do bigger things than they could do alone. I love the approach to solving systemic issues.”

Legacy Investor

FAQ's

What are Second Chance Grants?

Second Chance Grants are a way for us to come together as a community above and beyond our monthly giving to support specific grants and cause areas we are passionate about.

Donors on the Visionary Level will have an opportunity to designate half of their annual giving into a fund where they can allocate it toward Second Chance Grants as they prefer. They will be contacted directly on those specific amounts each round.

All other active Legacy Giving Circle monthly donors will be invited to participate following the vote count each grant round to give above their monthly amounts in a one-time gift in our Second Chance Grant Fund and those funds will be given toward the next 2 grants in the voting round that we were not able to financially pay from the Legacy Giving Circle that grant round.

For example, a grant round could have 10 nonprofits go through the voting process. We may have enough funds to pay down the top 6. We would email the community after the vote count and say “For the next 3 days, you have the opportunity to give to this specific fund through a one-time donation and those funds will be used to pay down these two additional grants.” So in this round, if there was a grant addressing chronic homelessness and another grant addressing foster care and you are very passionate about foster care, you might choose to give above and beyond in this round. Or, you might not be interested in these areas or organizations, and you may choose to pass for this specific Second Chance Grant Round.

If more money is given than needed in the Second Chance Grant round, it will roll over to the next round and stay in this fund. Legacy Collective will not deduct any funding for Operating or Administrative costs for donations towards Second Chance Grants. Pure Charity does charge a 5% fee on all donations, but the entire remaining 95% will go straight toward the Second Chance Grants Fund.

If you have any questions on Second Chance Grants, please email Erin Arnheim help@legacycollective.org.

What is a Torchbearer Grant?

Purpose: To make a deeper financial investment impact on a nonprofit partner who is addressing a systemic issue with an innovative and sustainable solution!

Length: $25,000/yr annually for 3 years beginning in 2024 to one organization (we will start with one grant and will expand this program in future years if able)

Funding:

  • Initial Year 2024: $12,000 will come from a generous Visionary and $12,000 from the Legacy Giving Circle
  • A Torchbearer Fund will be opened for anyone who would like to contribute toward this 3 year grant at anytime over the 3 year grant period
  • Visionaries are welcome to designate half of their funding toward this grant and half toward their discretionary fund accounts

Who can nominate nonprofits for this grant? Active Visionaries, Founders & Trailblazers.

Who can vote for this grant? Active Visionaries, Founders, Trailblazers, and Investors.

Criteria: In addition to the criteria for the Legacy Giving Circle, applicants will also need to:

    • answer the question “What could you do differently with guaranteed funding for this project/person/facility of (3) years at $25,000/year, that you could not do if you only received $25,000 for (1) and had to go elsewhere for additional funding for the 2nd and 3rd years of this funding?”
    • provide a project plan with a budget, timeline, and expected outcomes
    • submit the 6- & 12-month impact reports each year on time to receive the 2nd & 3rd years payouts.

2024 Grant Round Timeline:

  • Nominations: June 3rd-28th
  • Vetting: July 1-26
  • Voting: July 26 – August 11
  • Grant Agreements & Contact Nominees: August 12th – 16th
  • Announce: August 21st

How are our funds used?

Glad you asked!

  • 14% Administration
  • 6% Fundraising (5% is from the Pure Charity Donation Processing Fee)
  • 80% Grants and Programming