Giving Projects are an innovative, participatory model of funding social change and building community. Each Project is made up of a diverse group of people at all income levels, each of whom makes a donation of an amount that is meaningful to them. Together they develop and improve their skills as donor organizers and grassroots fundraisers, then work together to move money to strategic, underfunded organizing for social change in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.
A Giving Project is a group of about 15-25 people who commit to:
- Working together to strategically support underfunded social justice organizing in the Northwest.
- Building community together, across race and class.
- Grassroots fundraising with training and hands-on support from Social Justice Fund staff.
- A full grantmaking process, including site visits and final granting decisions.