Building strong coalitions to win policy change, shift the political landscape, and build strong cross sectoral progressive movements is key to achieving social change. This grant will support coalition strategies that prioritize leadership and representation from grassroots community organizing groups that are led and directed by the people most impacted by the issues they work on. Coalition work can look a variety of ways, including ongoing sustained organizations with structured membership, shorter term tactical alliances formed in the face of intense opposition, and other models.
As a member of the Coalitions & Alliances Giving Project you’ll learn about and have a concrete impact on a wide variety of coalition efforts and gain a deeper understanding of why coalitions and alliances are especially strategic in this current political moment. All while developing your own leadership, building community, gaining analysis, and learning new skills.
For examples of organizations that receive funding from SJF, take a look at our grantee list.
“I learned a ton, there’s so much more that we get out of the giving projects than just the grants. It’s a great way to plug into the organization, learn about cool organizations, contribute money, and gain useful tools to take away.” – (Tesia Forbes, Environmental Justice Giving Project member, 2011)
Commitment: February 24th, 2018 – September 5th, 2018 (All meetings will be in Portland, OR – exact locations TBA)
Saturday, February 24th
Wednesday, March 7th
Saturday, March 24th
Sunday, March 25th
Saturday, April 7th
**Participants begin fundraising and reading and screening grant applications****
Saturday, April 21st
Wednesday, May 2nd
Saturday, June 2nd
**Site visits as scheduled (participants commit to at least one)**
Saturday, August 18th
Wednesday, September 5th
“One thing that sticks with me is how much I enjoy and get energy from these issues. I came in tired, and now feel energized.”