This project will support community organizing led by and for Black communities and communities of African descent who are working to end anti-Black racism and discrimination, support and invest in Black leadership, and sustain movements for Black liberation to achieve a world where Black communities are protected, honored, and thriving. Participants of this giving project will therefore fund and help sustain the momentum of groups who are organizing to build power for Black communities and improve the quality of Black life in the Northwest.
Participants in this project will engage in shared political education, skill building for grassroots fundraising, and a democratic grantmaking process to support Black-led organizations working for Black Liberation in the Pacific Northwest.
Why Black Led Organizing?
SJF launched the first Black Led Organizing Giving Project in 2018 to raise funds explicitly for Black-led organizations with programming focused on building power and creating systemic change for Black communities in the Pacific Northwest.
The project turned out to be so much more than that.
The BLOGP is a space for Black folks to come together as their full selves, to learn collectively and gather resources for their own liberation. It is radical, transformative fundraising for Black communities, by Black community.
“The selling point for me, like many of our peers on this [Black Led Organizing Giving Project], was the rare and unique opportunity to do the work with an ALL Black group on behalf of organizations led by Black folks doing services for Black folks. Joining this Giving Project was absolutely an opportunity to tell our stories and to tell them loud and wide.” – Andriana Alexis, 2018-2019 Black Led Organizing giving project participant. Learn more about the 2018-2019 Black-Led Organizing Giving Project here.
This project will support community organizing led by and for Black communities and communities of African descent who are working to end anti-Black racism and discrimination, support and invest in Black leadership, and sustain movements for Black liberation to achieve a world where Black communities are protected, honored, and thriving.
Examples of this include organizing that centers Black Liberation and addresses…
What is a Giving Project?
How does donor organizing make change?
We define donor organizing as people coming together to sharpen their analysis and develop tools to collectively and strategically fund grassroots social change. A donor organizer is any person committed to not only making a meaningful gift on their own, but also educating and organizing their community to resource a movement with money, power, and community support.
How can I support the 2020 Black Led Organizing Giving Project?
The application for the 2020 Black Led Organizing grant is now closed. Click here to see SJF’s current grant opportunities.
2/21 - 3/28/2021 (subject to change)
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