Thank you to everyone who volunteered for our workgroup to mindfully assess the function of our Giving Project.
We have been talking about our Giving Project for a long time. We have even had several community discussions about charitable giving as an organization. Unfortunately, we have not made much progress.
We realized some time ago that, as an organization, we have more money than we need right now to continue operating. Seeing the great need in the world, particularly this year, we have been moved to find a way to put this money to good use through charitable giving. We are calling this our Giving Project.
The Teacher Council suggested that we form a small group to mindfully develop a process to help us identify organizations and parameters for charitable giving. This process will be thoroughly informed by the Dharma.