Annual Theme

"Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness" is the Act of Giving theme for 2022.

Thanks, Act of Giving members, for gathering to brainstorm ideas in October and voting in November to choose the new grant theme.

A few comments on the theme:

- Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness captures our members’ desire to understand and address the many root causes of homelessness, strengthen and promote what’s currently working, and fund innovation. Those who spoke to this theme were interested in selecting a specific group impacted by homelessness and digging in to understand what conditions put these groups at risk. Members shared curiosity about important questions like what works to break the patterns that lead to or sustain homelessness. It’s a rich and timely topic. Why not make 2022 the year you learn more and propose a grant from your findings?

- The theme of LGBTQ Youth was also top of mind for this group and received the highest number of 2nd choice votes. Multiple votes were also cast for Anti-bias Outreach & Messaging and The Arts & Mental Health. Since the theme is a guide and not a boundary, grants for organizations that focus on these areas are welcome.



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