Community to Community Development (Bellingham, WA)
Social Justice Fund Northwest is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. We leverage the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Congratulations to Emiko Badillo! Emiko will be receiving the Hunter-Pious Award, given to a Social Justice Fund member who has devoted long-term service to Social Justice Fund and its work.
Congratualtions to Michaelynn Hawk! We will be presenting Michaelynn with the Jeannette Rankin Award for her longtime activism and extraordinary service to the Social Justice Fund region of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Social Justice Fund NW, I am writing to let you know that Zeke Spier has decided to transition out of the role of Executive Director at the end of December. We are excited to announce that the Board has selected Associate Director Mijo Lee to step into the position on January 1, 2016.
One of our grantees, Marcia Shanor of Equality State Policy Center says, "In Wyoming, we often feel like we are out in the hinterlands and we are alone in our progressive work. So to be a part of this community...is energy building."
Hearing Marcia's interview about Equality State Policy Center's work in Wyoming reminds us of how important it is to be in community with one another.