The JavaJog Organizing Committee has developed a transparent grant process to allocate funds raised to worthy projects to benefit women in coffee communities. The process was established in 2014, and is being continued in 2015.
JavaJog is run by an all-volunteer committee, referred to as the JavaJog Advisory Council. Members of the Advisory Council make an annual commitment to their role to oversee and support all aspects of managing JavaJog events during that year. To ensure a transparent and credible grants selection process, the JavaJog Advisory Council convenes an ad-hoc Grant Review Committee made up of independent external experts to review proposals and make recommendations to the Advisory Committee on the programs to be funded.
The Grant Review Committee includes a minimum of three and maximum of five members and is composed of a balance of coffee industry, academic and development professionals with at least two members having direct field/program experience in the target country/region (Ethiopia). The Terms of Reference for this Committee is found below. Final funding decisions are made by the JavaJog Advisory Council.
The 2015-Grant-Review-Committee members include Charlene Lewey, Board Chair of Food4Farmers and former Keurig Green Mountain, Nate Schaffran of Root Capital, and George Watane from 4C Association. All three members of the 2015 committee also served on the 2014 committee.
Details of the 2015 process:
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