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Since 2019, SHIFT has funded 54 teams & organizations, distributing over $1.1 million. 

Guiding principles

In our ongoing work to design programs and develop processes that are accessible and fair, we allocate funding using the following approaches: 

  • Provide support: Ease the administrative burden on teams throughout the process by offering advice, coaching, and other support throughout the application process
  • Recognize the value of what already exists: Don’t overvalue newness, and make it possible for projects that are already underway to receive support. Continue investing in the sustainability of our partners. 
  • Keep it simple: Ensure that the application forms are easy to understand and not too burdensome to complete.
  • Avoid unnecessary constraints: Don’t over-restrict how funding can be used.


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