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Giving Projects

In 2016 Social Justice Fund will lead people through a process of learning, community building, fundraising and grantmaking for social change through our 2016 Giving Projects. We’re excited to continue offering Giving Projects in Seattle and Portland. Our core model continues to be incredibly successful in developing leadership and moving money to social justice organizing. Each Giving Project guides members through a deep process of learning about race, class, fundraising, and social change.

Criminal Justice Giving Project

This Giving Project will fund groups organizing for criminal justice and examine the intersections of race and class in the systems that criminalize people of color and poor people.

Open to anyone and based in Seattle; meets May 14 – November 10, 2016.

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Gender Justice Giving Project

This Giving Project will explore issues and fund community organizing at the intersection of gender, race, and sexuality.

Open to anyone and based in Seattle; meets September 17, 2016 - March 21, 2017.

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Momentum Giving Projects 2016

For Giving Project alumni only... 

With less time commitment (four to five meetings over two to three months) but high impact, this model is the one inch punch of social justice philanthropy - a way for GP alumni to stay engaged and challenged in their giving and donor organizing, while learning more about a focused aspect of our grantmaking. In 2016 we will offer two Momentum Giving Projects, one in Seattle with a focus on Housing Justice, and one in Portland with a focus on Fighting the Far Right.

Rural Justice Giving Project

This Giving Project will focus on community organizing in areas outside of Seattle and Portland to support building power in rural communities, small towns, reservations, and smaller cities in our region.

Open to anyone and based in Seattle; meets April 2 – October 6, 2016.

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What Giving Project Alumni Say About Their Experience

 

“It was an amazing experience that gave me twice as much energy as I put in.” – Next Generation Giving Project 2010 Member

“I would think about it for days after [the meetings], and I grew from that.  You will be challenged but you will grow from it.” – Joann Ware, Environmental Justice Giving Project 2011

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