Why Donate?

Donating to SJF supports the work of organizations that are community based and that use community organizing to achieve their goals. Community organizing builds a base of people who share a common understanding of the problems they face, as well as a shared strategy to mobilize for change. It also develops leadership from within communities most affected by social inequities, resulting in long-term societal transformation.

Online donations can be made to support our annual fund, specific giving projects, or our endowment.

Checks can be made out and sent to:
Social Justice Fund NW, 1904 Third Ave, Suite 806, Seattle, WA 98101

Donations to Social Justice Fund NW are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our federal tax identification number is 91-1036971. 

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About Social Justice Fund NW

Social Justice Fund NW is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. We leverage the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout  Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

How does SJF make change?

Social Justice Fund NW is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. We leverage the resources of our members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout  Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

For the last three decades, our members have been delivering profound social change by investing in grantees that address root causes of injustice. Our members build community and make grants through Giving Projects, helping create a new, more engaged culture of social justice philanthropists.

As a member-funded and member-driven

foundation, Social Justice Fund relies on the support of our community to achieve our mission. Our supporters are critical allies in our efforts to catalyze long-term, progressive social change.

Who does SJF fund?

Social Justice Fund Northwest supports organizations that are community based and that use community organizing to achieve their goals. Our grantees are led by people from the communities most impacted by injustice and inequality.

We focus our funding on organizations that:

• Bring together exploited or oppressed people to change systems or institutions that affect their lives and communities through grassroots mobilization and actions that demonstrate collective power.

• Build a base of people who share a common understanding of the problems they face as well as a shared strategy to mobilize this base to take effective actions.

• Develop leadership from and relationships among members of this base.

Why donate to Social Justice Fund NW?
  • Your donation is pooled and leveraged to achieve a greater community benefit.
  • We invest in activists and organizers dedicated to permanently ending inequality.
  • Our grantees are led by people from the communities most impacted by injustice.
  • Unlike most foundations, we’re willing to grant organizations the resources required for day-to-day operations.
  • Your contribution opens the door for dozens of others to become donor activists.
  • Your gift is multiplied by 150: for every $1 we grant, our grantees are able to gain $150 in more housing, health-care, increases in minimum wage, and other tangible resources for their communities (NCRP, 2010).
Membership with Social Justice Fund NW

Being a member of SJF means knowing that you are part of a growing movement for long-term, progressive social change

Our diverse members are united by a desire to catalyze long-term progressive social change and bring new energy to progressive movements. Ours is a learning community that inspires new perspectives on and solutions to issues of equity and social justice.

We are making a difference not only in our region, but in the world of philanthropy in general. People are paying attention to the way we build community, develop leaders, and move serious money to address root causes of social justice issues. With your support, we truly are building progressive power through donor activism.

Membership also gives you access to workshops on giving, racial justice, fundraising, and other relevant issues. We lead these workshops to help members of our community further develop their analysis of social justice issues, build their capacity and awareness as a social change agents and proponents of social justice values.

Membership is currently set at $240 a year, or whatever is meaningful to you. For gifts that are smaller than $240 per year, donors are asked to “opt in” to membership, so that we are able to discern one-time contributions from membership gifts. All members are encouraged to give at a level that is meaningful, whether that means an annual contribution of $50 or $50,000.

Financial Info

View Social Justice Fund NW financial information and progress reports.

Grantee Impact

Andrew Johnston

2015 Spring Momentum Giving Project
Asking people to support this work required that I be vulnerable, and sometimes voice strong opinions that might differ from the opinions of my family, friends,...
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Tracy Gagnon

Economic Justice Giving Project 2017-2018
Joining a Giving Project was a way for me to take action after the haze of the election. I wanted to be a part of the...
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Jasmine Fleenor

Gender Justice Giving Project
I am so amazed at how much I learned during this process. One of my main takeaways from this project is the importance of a broad,...
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Lilliane Ballesteros

Intergenerational Giving Project
I signed up for a Giving Project because I wanted to learn more about who was leading change in our communities in the Pacific Northwest. I...
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Vinnie Tran

Economic Justice Giving Project 2017-2018
I learned about the Social Justice NW Fund through a random search online and was intrigued by the organization’s social justice lens to philanthropy. I joined...
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