It’s been nearly four years since we launched our Rapid Response & Seed Grant program in 2016! Last year, we set a goal to increase grantmaking through this program, and with the support of our incredible community, we more than doubled the number of grants made, 34 in total. That’s over $100,000 to resource new and emerging groups and get funds quickly to organizers on the frontlines responding to the many attacks and opportunities this intense year has thrown at us. Thank you!
To keep you in the loop and celebrate all the transformative work these organizations have been up to, we’re sharing out our most recent round of Rapid Response and Seed Grants.
We’ve made 12 Rapid Response Grants so far in 2020 – here are examples of how two grantees led powerful work in their communities:
22 emerging organizing groups received Seed Grants from SJF so far in 2020. Here’s what two of them have been up to:
We believe in and trust the power of these organizations to serve their communities and build a better world. We encourage you to take it one step further by engaging with their work and giving to them directly!
To our members, grantees, and donors — thank you for being a part of this critical work.
|Rapid Response Grantees||Seed Grantees|
|AU Collective, Seattle, WA||Afghan Health Initiative, Auburn, WA|
|Black Child Development Institute, Seattle, WA||Black Food Sovereignty Coalition, Portland, OR|
|Black Community of Portland, OR||Black Healing Fund, Snohomish, WA|
|Black Star Farmers, Seattle, WA||Black Star Farmers, Seattle, WA|
|Freedom Project, Seattle, WA||Budding Roses, Portland, OR|
|Garden Raised Bounty, Olympia, WA||Burgerville Workers Union/Food Chain Workers Alliance, Portland, OR|
|Native Wellness Institute, Gresham, OR||Climate Justice Initiative, Seattle, WA|
|The Montana Racial Equity Project, Bozeman, MT||Community Credit Lab, Seattle, WA|
|The Rainforest Commons, Forks, WA||Feeding El Pueblo/Alimentando El Pueblo, Burien, WA|
|UNITE HERE Local 8, Seattle, WA||Fly Start, Fircrest, WA|
|Verge Theater, Bozeman, MT||Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement, Omak, WA|
|K – Love 4 Art, Seattle, WA|
|Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle, Seattle, WA|
|Nu Black Arts West Theatre, Seattle, WA|
|Pacific Islander Community Association, Burien, WA|
|Raising Justice, Portland, OR|
|Resilient in Sustaining Empowerment, Seattle, WA|
|Southern Oregon Coalition for Racial Equity, Medford, OR|
|Tubman Center for Health & Freedom, Seattle, WA|
|Visionary Pathways, Seattle, WA|
|Washington State Prison Program Coalition, Seattle, WA|
|Welcome Back, Missoula, MT|