Each year, nonprofits are selected to present their good work to a room filled with 700 people. A check for $500 sits on every table ready to be awarded to one of the nonprofits. Generous corporate donors wait in the wings to add even bigger contributions once the Great Grant Giveaway is underway. And, at the end of the process, $100,000 or more is in the hands of the nonprofits to support the causes they represent.
The format of the event encourages everyone to participate. The audience is presented a short video by each of the nonprofit organizations. Once finished, guests at each table deliberate until they reach a consensus on which nonprofit to award the grant check.