Basic grants are $10,000 one-year grants awarded for general support or project-specific needs. This is the best entry point for general operating funds for new or emerging groups. Social Justice Fund NW awarded $130,000 in Basic Grants in 2008.
Organizations which receive 3-Year Capacity Building Grants are awarded $25,000 the first two years and $15,000 in the third year, with all funds devoted to the internal strengthening of the organization. Those who receive 3-Year Support Grants are awarded $15,000 a year for each of three years.
Technical Assistance Grants
In 2008, Social Justice Fund discontinued our Technical Assistance grantmaking program in order to undergo a review of the program. We also made a special grant to the Western States Center to help grassroots groups attend their annual CSTI training.
Grants of up to $10,000 each to build the capacity of social justice organizations to use arts and cultural expression to achieve social change goals through partnerships with artists.