This giving project will support community organizing work that uses an intersectional lens of of race, class, gender, and other systems of oppression, to make long term change to the systems that criminalize low-income communities and communities of color.
Through the Criminal Justice Giving Project, you’ll fund organizations who use community-led solutions that create thriving and just communities, all while developing your own leadership, building community, gaining analysis, and learning new skills. Take a look at our 2016 Criminal Justice grantees for examples of the type of work we’ve supported with this project.
“[What felt successful was] talking with friends and family about my experience with SJF and bringing up issues around class, race, money, and criminal justice. I think I at least planted the seed for many ideas that I will likely keep talking about with them…” – Member of the Criminal Justice Giving Project 2016
“…I liked the discussions we had about class and hearing from people that grew up in a range of different economic classes. I can’t think of another opportunity where I would be able have these honest conversations….” – Member of the Criminal Justice Giving Project 2016
Commitment: January 27th, 2018 – July 31, 2018.
Saturday, January 27th
Saturday, February 10th
Sunday, February 11
Wednesday, February 21st
Sunday, March 4th
**Participants begin fundraising & reading and scoring grant applications**
Tuesday, March 13th
**Participants continue fundraising and reading applications**
Saturday, April 14th
**Site visits as scheduled (participants commit to at least one)**
Saturday, May 12 2018
Saturday, July 14 2018
Tuesday, July 31
“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.”