The 2015 Economic Justice Giving Project and Learning Group raised $157,856, which was matched with $157,958 from the New Road Map Foundation for an SJF record-breaking grand total of $315,815!
The 2015 Economic Justice Giving Project grantees are:
All African People’s Revolutionary Party, Portland, OR
The A-APRP has chapters throughout Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North America. The most important achievements have been institutionalizing a mass revolutionary political education program around anti-capitalism, socialism, support for all oppressed peoples, and women that exists in all of those placed indicated above. Much of our work is centered on strengthening and consolidating political education with the idea of developing a revolutionary culture that will foster the change we want. In Portland, we are developing young people in committed revolutionary cadre through this program and building relationships with other oppressed communities as well. We have also instituted this breakfast program as a way of building a strong community organizing foundation.
Causa Oregon, Salem, OR
Causa works to improve the lives of Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon through advocacy, coalition building, leadership development, and civic engagement. Latino immigrants and their families are the heart of Causa and inspire, implement, and champion our work.
Community to Community Development, Bellingham, WA
Community to Community Development (C2C) is 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. We believe that another world is possible and we are active participants with other popular people’s movements. We strive to reclaim our humanity by redefining power in order to end settler colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, in their external and internalized forms.
Ending the Prison Industrial Complex, Seattle, WA
Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) is a collective of anti-racist community organizers who are working to make imprisonment and the prison industrial complex obsolete. Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) needs momentum with building and with supporting cooperative economic initiatives that are anti-racist, that are Black-led, and that ultimately seek to create alternatives and disruptions to the prison industrial complex. EPIC’s cooperative economic initiatives are not solely about financial empowerment. The objective of these initiatives is to support and to sustain local Black spaces, Black economic capacity, Black-led (anti-racist) organizing, and Black liberation in Seattle/King-County.
Equality State Policy Center, Laramie, WY
The Equality State Policy Center’s (ESPC) mission is to work through research, public education and mobilization, and advocacy to hold state and local governments accountable to the people they represent, and help Wyomingites participate effectively in public policymaking. Founded in 1993 as a progressive coalition in a conservative, rural state, the ESPC has 25 member organizations representing conservation, labor, and other civil and social justice groups.
Got Green, Seattle, WA
Got Green is a people of color-led community organization based out of Southeast Seattle, which works to ensure that low income and communities of color have access to the promises of the green economy – access to green jobs, access to healthy foods, energy efficient homes, and public transit. Founded in 2008, Got Green continues to work at the intersection of environmental, economic, gender, and racial justice and lift up young leaders of color in the green movement.
Idaho Community Action Network, Boise, ID
ICAN has a mission to empower disenfranchised low income communities and communities of color to address issues that impact their lives. ICAN believes in and supports leadership development at all levels to empower all Idahoans with a voice that reaches out and educates others on racial, social and economic justice issues. ICAN believes in the power of uniting unrepresented communities to develop the power to create change. ICAN has a vision of working to create racial, social and economic justice for all, while promoting leadership from grassroots members who represent a voice for the voiceless.
Native Youth Leadership Alliance, Ferndale, WA
The Native Youth Leadership Alliance invests in young Native American leaders and communities to create culturally based community change. NYLA is led by young adult Native leaders (ages 22-37) and elders, and serves as a bridge generation to activate and support youth (ages 12-18) through training, capacity building and leadership development focused on youth-led, elder-advised community organizing and policy development.
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Portland, OR
OPAL builds power for environmental justice and Civil Rights in our communities where we live, work, play and pray. We advocate for a just transportation system, inclusive housing and investment without displacement, health equity, and empowered, engaged communities who enjoy equal access to opportunity. Bus Riders Unite (BRU), Portland’s transit-riders union, is OPAL’s flagship program, advancing a safe, affordable, efficient and accessible public transit system through community organizing. Our Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (YEJA) builds youth power to advance EJ campaigns through political education, campaign workshops and leadership development activities.
Rural Organizing Project, Scappoose, OR
ROP’s mission is to strengthen the skills, resources, and vision of primary leadership in local autonomous human dignity groups with a goal of keeping such groups a vibrant source for a just democracy. ROP’s greatest accomplishment is building a movement in rural Oregon based on inclusion, human rights, and participatory democracy, with the human dignity groups as its basic structure. Our success is in developing and maintaining local pro-justice organizations that allow small town Oregonians to demand true democracy and dignity; to challenge white supremacy, bigotry, and anti-democratic policies at every turn; and to transform the culture of rural Oregon.
SAFE, Seattle, WA
SAFE is a community organization whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by fostering working class power through direct action, coalition building, education, and advocacy. In organizing poor and working class people of diverse cultures and nationalities, we shall encourage individual empowerment and community leadership to generate a movement effecting systemic change and societal transformation.
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, Portland, OR
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project VOZ is a workers-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. We operate the MLK Jr. Worker Center, which connects hundreds of workers a week with local employers and jobs.
Wind River Native Advocacy Center, Riverton, WY
The mission of the Wind River Native Advocacy Center (WRNAC) is to empower Native Americans in Wyoming through community organizing, education, mentoring, creating allies, research, legal advocacy and leadership development. The vision is a community engaged in self-determination for education, health, economic development and equality for the Wind River Reservation.