Become a Member
Become a member today by donating $240, or any amount that is meaningful to you!
Our diverse members are united by a desire to catalyze long-term progressive social change and bring new energy to progressive movements. Ours is a learning community that inspires new perspectives on and solutions to issues of equality and social justice.
As a Social Justice Fund member, you become a critical ally in our efforts to fight the root causes of injustice, both locally and globally. You also receive a number of benefits, including:
- Participation in the governance of Social Justice Fund NW
As a member of Social Justice Fund you will be invited to participate in organizational decision-making processes. Members are asked to attend an annual retreat, during which we solicit feedback and plot the course for the coming year. The retreat is also a great place for members to network and continue building community with one another.
- The opportunity to take part in grantee site visits
A key element of membership with SJF is engaging with the work of our grantees. Our intention is to connect donor-activists with organizations they may be interested in supporting, whether it be through Giving Project grants, volunteering with funded projects, or direct contributions to grantee organizations. Site visits offer you the opportunity to learn first-hand the impact that your dollars are making in the community.
- The opportunity to join a committee
Members are invited to take a deeper role in the day-to-day operations of SJF by joining one or more of our committees, including the Events, Finance, Program, and/or Member Engagement Committee.
- Access to workshops on racial justice, financial management and other relevant issues
Social Justice Fund regularly facilitates workshops for members to further develop their analysis of social justice issues, addressing themes such as race, class, wealth, gender and much more. This is a great way for you to continue to build your own capacity and awareness as a social change agent and proponent of social justice values.
- Knowing that you are part of a growing movement for long-term, progressive social change
We are making a difference not only in our region, but in the world of philanthropy in general. People are paying attention to the way we build community, develop leaders, and move serious money to address root causes of social justice issues. With your support, we truly are building progressive power through donor activism.
Membership is currently set at $240 a year, or whatever is meaningful to you. For gifts that are smaller than $240 per year, donors are asked to "opt in" to membership, so that we are able to discern one-time contributions from membership gifts. All members are encouraged to give at a level that is meaningful, whether that means an annual contribution of $50 or $50,000. Membership pledges can be made by donating online or by mail. Checks can be made out and mailed to:Social Justice Fund Northwest
1904 Third Ave, Suite 806
Seattle, WA 98101
For more information, contact maryann(at)socialjusticefund.org.