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Taylor Willingham Legacy Fund (National Issues Forums Institute)

This fund has been created by the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) to support individuals who are becoming involved in the deliberative democracy movement for the first time and who have the passion, vision and commitment to create opportunities for deliberative dialogue in their organizations and communities. These annual grants are typically in the range of $500-1,000.

Application Information:

Applications should consist of: (1) a completed application form; (2) a resume describing your experience and education; (3) a cover letter that explains why you are interested in becoming involved in the deliberative democracy movement and what specific course of action you propose to become familiar with this work and how and where you would implement forums; and (4) a budget indicating how the grant would be spent.

Applications are welcomed from any U.S. resident, with special consideration given to residents of Texas.  

The application process is opened annually – for more information and an application form, visit the National Issues Forums Institute. To donate to the fund, visit www.nifi.org/donate.aspx.

About Taylor Willingham

Taylor L. Willingham (1957-2011) was a pioneer in the public engagement field, and in National Issues Forums (NIF) work, including her service as a National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) director. During her career Taylor designed, organized, and led numerous public engagement projects; taught university courses online; founded Texas Forums, along with her work with the LBJ Presidential Library; worked in the adult literacy field, and with the American Library Association; and wrote about public engagement, just to name a few of her many accomplishments.

Resource Link: http://www.nifi.org/donate.aspx.

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