New Rapid Response and Seed Grants Address Critical, Urgent Needs

Social Justice Fund NW is proud to announce the launch of two new funding opportunities for social justice organizations doing critical organizing work in the greater Northwest.  Applications are now available for our NEW Rapid Response & Seed Grants.

When Movements Win Money: The story of Granting Over $950K to Support Zero Detention & Housing Justice

When a community organizing campaign wins monetary resources, what do they do with it? How can they allocate those resources back to the communities most impacted in an accountable and democratic way?

We Mourned, Now We Organize! SJF Grantees in Action

In the wake of the President Trump’s inauguration, it was tempting to fall into a feeling of despair or helplessness. But Social Justice Fund grantees took the opposite approach, using the moment to galvanize and mobilize their members in opposition to the administration’s policies and to advance their vision for social justice.

Announcing Naomi Ishisaka, Social Justice Fund NW's new Communications Director

Social Justice Fund is excited to welcome Naomi Ishisaka as the organization’s first Communications Director. Naomi comes to the organization after a number of years as communications director for the SEIU 775 Benefits Group and SJF grantee OneAmerica. Naomi is a longtime member and supporter of Social Justice Fund after first learning of the organization as the editor of ColorsNW Magazine, a magazine about communities of color in the Northwest. She is passionate about advancing racial and social justice through storytelling, photography and design. We are looking forward to continuing to share the powerful stories of our grantees and members through our communications.

Our new Rapid Response Fund’ve just learned white nationalists are planning a rally in your town. You can’t sit back and watch this happen. With just a couple weeks notice, you and your neighbors decide to organize a counter-protest. You need buses to bring in community supporters along with food, child care, translators, and the list goes on. Just $500 would make the difference, but you don’t have it, and you don’t know anyone you could ask.