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We just wrapped up two Giving Projects–the Next Generation Giving Project and the Social Justice Giving Project based in Portland.  They celebrated the end of their Projects knowing that their hard work resulted in new grants to underfunded communities around the region.  Together these two groups raised over $121,000 for grants to 11 grassroots organizations as part of our General Grant, our most broad grant cycle.

Each contribution represented a meaningful conversation about race, class, and our vision for social justice.  We’re proud of the integrity and work put into the grantmaking process, and we’re incredibly proud to support these organizations through our region-wide general grants.  Please take a moment to learn about their work.

2014 General Grants

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo | Burien, WA – Colectiva’s mission is to build the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through advocacy, education, and legal services.  Grant from Giving Project based in Portland / Next Generation Giving Project 

Community to Community Development (C2C) | Bellingham, WA – A place based, women-led grassroots organization working for a just society and healthy communities. We are committed to systemic change and to creating strategic alliances that strengthen local and global movements towards social, economic and environmental justice.  Grant from Giving Project based in Portland

CAUSA Oregon | Salem, OR – Causa is Oregon’s statewide Latino immigrant rights organization with a mission to foster a society that recognizes the contributions of immigrants and upholds the values of democracy, equality, and respect.  Grant supported by the Next Generation Giving Project

Idaho Community Action Network (ICAN) | Boise, ID – The fundamental mission of ICAN is to provide a voice for Idahoans committed to progressive social change and to develop the power necessary to create those changes. Grant supported by the Next Generation Giving Project

Indian People’s Action (IPA) | Butte, MT – Works in Montana urban areas, border towns of several Indian reservations to organize for social, economic and racial justice. IPA is deliberate through its training and listening sessions to cross the boundaries of race and class among those participating. Grant supported by the Next Generation Giving Project

The Equality State Policy Center (ESPC) | Casper, WY – ESPC’s mission is to work through research, public education, and advocacy to hold state and local governments accountable, and to help Wyomingites participate in public policy making. Grant supported by the Next Generation Giving Project 

Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA) | Multiple Tribal Nations – NYLA invests in young Native American leaders to create culturally based community change. through a foundational leadership program that provides culturally based training, resources, and a community of support; to help young Native leaders create positive change in their communities.  Grant supported by the Next Generation Giving Project

The 8 NYLA fellows in Washington are from the Lummi, Yakama and Dine’ Nations, Wanapum, Nooksack and Kaw Tribes and majority are affiliated with Northwest Indian College. The 5 NYLA fellows in Montana are from the Blackfeet Nation, Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation, Northern Cheyenne Nation, Winnebago Tribe and Ft. Belknap Indian Community and affiliated with Salish Kootenai College.

Red Lodge Transition Services (RLTS) | Portland, OR – Promotes and develops culturally competent pre and post incarceration programs that aid in prevention, foster responsibility, and promotes respect and the empowerment of the individual, family and community. Grant from Giving Project based in Portland

Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP) | Seattle, WA – A youth-led, adult supported social justice organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) to express themselves and to take action on the issues that affect their lives. . Grant supported by the Next Generation Giving Project

SpectActors | Gresham, OR – Develops leadership, organizing and advocacy capacity for collective action to dismantle institutional oppression through creating knowledge, and practicing methodologies that assure everyone’s participation. Grant supported by the Next Generation Giving Project

Village of Hope | Seattle, WA – Works in cooperation with other organizations and with elders, children, youth and adults to build and experience a strong and healthy community where people are liberated to live powerfully in every aspect of our lives. Grant from Giving Project based in Portland