"Part of why I felt so proud of our grant from SJF is to know that people went through a process to understand racial and economic justice … Even though a dollar is a dollar, I know that this money came from a good place.”
–Dean Jackson, Executive Director of Hilltop Urban Gardens, referring to 2010’s Next Generation Giving Project
As a member-funded and member-driven foundation, Social Justice Fund Northwest relies on the support of our community to achieve our mission. Our supporters are critical allies in the effort to catalyze long-term, progressive social change. Join us by supporting SJF today.
Giving Projects are a new, participatory model of funding which provides significant financial resources to organizations that work towards long-term progressive social change. Projects are made up of a diverse group of people at all income levels, each of whom make a donation of an amount that is meaningful to them, and commit to build community and strategically support local grassroots social justice work.
Every Giving Project includes these components:
Building a shared analysis about the chosen granting focus of the group
Learning Groups provide Social Justice Fund members an opportunity to learn more about the issues our grantees are working on. It’s like a book club - but with films or articles or guest speakers, not just books. Members will make a direct impact by supporting Giving Projects with their meaningful gift and light fundraising.
Your donation is pooled and leveraged to achieve a community benefit that would be impossible through individual contributions.
Our grantees are led by people from the communities most impacted by injustice and inequality and we invest in activists and organizers dedicated to permanently ending inequality. Our grantees are able to gain $150 in more housing, health-care, increases in minimum wage, and other tangible resources for their communities with every dollar we grant (NCRP, 2010).
Your contribution facilitates the opportunity for dozens of others to participate in donor activism. Donate now.