The JavaJog Organizing Committee has developed a transparent grant process to allocate funds raised to worthy projects to benefit women in coffee communities.
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 2017 Grant Review Committee is currently being convened.
Details for the 2017 process are below:
- May: JavaJog invites organizations to submit funding proposals
- JavaJog Advisory Council assembles and compiles
- 21st June 2017: Funding proposals due
- 30th of June 2017: All proposals that meet basic criteria sent to external Grant Review Committee for independent review
- Grant Committee meets virtually to discuss proposals and make final recommendations to JavaJog Advisory Committee by 15th of July
- 30th of July: recipients announced. Signing of contracts between JavaJog and Grant Recipients.
- Funds disbursed by end of August.
- Initial report due December 2017 with pictures
- Final report due with pictures and end financials Feb 2018