SJF supports the liberation of all Black people across the diaspora. We see anti-Blackness as a weapon of white supremacy and are committed to confronting and addressing it within our systems and the world in which we operate. Black liberation is dynamic and expansive, so our commitment to understanding it must be, too. We find power in imagining a world where all Black people are treated with full humanity, protected, and valued without fail. SJF centers Black liberation because we know it to be the root of collective liberation; when all Black people are liberated, everyone is liberated.
What this values looks like in practice at SJF:
- We prioritize funding grassroots organizing led by Black folks and committed to Black liberation.
- We ask all organizations that we fund to understand Black liberation in the context of their work.
- We create all-Black regional spaces within philanthropy for Black donors and organizers to connect, share, heal, and learn.
- We develop our internal policies and programming with Black liberation as the centermost principle.