The Quarter Fund is an untainted, optimistic group of twenty-somethings ready to get their hands dirty in an exploration of philanthropy. QF members meet four times a year to make a $500 grant and a commitment to volunteer for a morning with a Boulder County nonprofit. Each quarter, Quarter Fund shifts its nonprofit focus – basic needs might be one quarter and environmental concerns might be another – so that members are constantly exposed to new missions and new perspectives. The Quarter Fund’s primary function is to have fun and do some good along the way. The one prerequisite to join is that you be in your twenties; No older and no younger.
Specifically, the Quarter Fund makes grants for capital expenditures, i.e. the purchase of tangible things such as youth soccer uniforms, a pizza oven, or a goat cheese cave. In buying this stuff, members can know exactly how the funding will be used by an organization and can more easily observe its impact on our community.
Thus far, the Quarter Fund consists of 18 members but they are always looking for more in order to give this concept the best possible momentum. To learn more about Quarter Fund, visit QF’s website.