We are excited to announce our second round of site visits for 2013 from the Economic Justice, Environmental Justice and LGBTQ Giving Projects. Site visits will start next week and will run until the end of July. As a member of Social Justice Fund NW, not only are you absolutely welcome to join us on site visits, but we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity--especially if you've never done it before.
Over 100 community members from around the Northwest came to Seattle to hear directly from Social Justice Grantees about organizing work happening on the ground and the challenges that organizers face. For those of you who missed the Community Summit, don’t worry! We plan on bringing the Summit back next year. For now, we have a couple clips from the LGBTQ panel discussion and the Criminal Justice panel. These brief videos capture discussion around the power of organizing with those most impacted by the issues and building unlikely alliances that help strengthen movements.
We're proud to announce our first ever Immigration Reform Giving Project Grants! The Immigration Reform Giving Project was a group of 14 members, several being first generation immigrants, who worked together and supported each other in this 10 week Giving Project. We are inspired by your energy and commitment to Immigrant Rights and community organizing. Through the teams' leadership and donor activism they engaged 149 donors from their personal networks and raised $34,362. We're honored to support these organization in their effort to move Comprehensive Immigration Reform forward.