STRAWBERRY CREEK MONTHLY MEETING DIME-A-GALLON FUND GRANT MAKING GUIDELINES
The Dime-A-Gallon project was started in 2004 by Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting (SCMM) as one step in seeking to align our behavior with our Quaker values. We began by acknowledging that under current US energy policies, we are not paying the full cost for our use of fossil fuels. "Aware of the influence that humans have on the health and viability of life on earth," (PYM Faith & Practice), our intention is to make more visible and ‘real’ the discrepancy between what we pay for fossil fuels and the staggering cost they place on our society and ecosystem. We recognize Climate Change as an urgent issue of our times, and the DAG fund is one way to address that concern.
The Dime-A-Gallon project encourages SCMM members and attenders to impose a voluntary ‘surcharge’ on personal use of fossil fuels at the rate of a dime (10¢) per gallon. Funds collected are held in the Dime-A-Gallon Fund for grantmaking.
More information about the Dime-A-Gallon Project: sites.google.com/site/dimeagallon/
The Strawberry Creek Dime-A-Gallon Fund is administered by the Meeting’s Peace, Earthcare and Social Witness Committee. The Committee uses the Dime-A-Gallon Fund to support projects that further our dream of a world that is more peaceful, more just, and organized around caring for, rather than destroying, the very sources of life itself.
Our over-arching concern is for "the interdependent community of life on earth" of which we are one small part; grants will be given with an eye to "the principles of right relationship and right action within this larger whole, ... translating this understanding into ways of living that reflect our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations." (PYM Faith & Practice).
To that end, Dime-A-Gallon support will primarily be given to projects that:
Funds available for grantmaking will vary over time according to the level of contributions, and will range from $200-500 per year for each project. We hope to make several grants each year, funds permitting.
How to Apply
Proposed projects may be submitted in writing to the clerk(s) of the Peace, Earthcare and Social Witness Committee for consideration by the committee as a whole. Please see contacts below. Your submission does not need to take the form of a formal proposal, but it should include the following elements:
Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting, P.O. Box 5065, Berkeley, CA 94705
Revised and approved 03/23/14