Last month, Social Justice Fund NW celebrated 35 years of social justice philanthropy at our Annual Dinner Celebration “The Change We’re Making” where 300 activists, organizers, and social justice philanthropists across Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming came together to honor the work of our grantees and to recognize our role in building a sustainable movement to fund social change.
This year has presented a significant opportunity for the immigrant rights movement. The national conversation on Comprehesive Immigration Reform shed a spotlight on immigrant rights and the momentum of the movement has grown stronger.
Last week, our general grant cycle came to a close with 13 new grants totaling over $134,000 in more funding for community organizing and base building in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. We're proud to announce the newest set of grants from our general grant cycle. Take a moment to read about some of the amazing organizations working for progressive change!
From our work bringing rural Latino leaders into the movement, to bringing visibility to the stories and humanity of Oregon’s immigrant population, to working directly with law enforcement to make communities safer for immigrants, we are proud of our successes this year. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for being part of the movement. ~Amanda Aguilar Shank Organizer & Associate Director, Rural Organizing Project
Engaging in conversations about race and class can be challenging. Engaging in fundraising from friends, and family can be equally difficult. For Burke and Michael Stansbury, combining the two opened up a door that helped deepen the connection between their values and their giving.