Why did you sign up for a Giving Project?
I wanted to be part of a group with a longer-term commitment to each other to raise consciousness and funds, organized around advancing economic-focused racial justice.
I hoped to build new relationships through the process and connect our collective power to existing grassroots, community-organizing efforts.
What were one or two meaningful experiences or takeaways for you from this Giving Project?
The entire Giving Project process was an incredibly powerful experience.
One of the most meaningful takeaways for me was being able to engage with the discomfort of asking for money and confronting, especially, race and class privilege and assumptions, while staying connected to our group and the purpose of the Giving Project – resourcing movement work addressing root causes of injustice, led by people most directly affected.
How do you hope to stay connected to Social Justice Fund and/or to the grassroots organizing you supported in this Giving Project?
I’m now following organizations we learned about through social media, and I look forward to showing up for actions and events they are leading.
I expect that I’ll also participate in another Giving Project in the future!
In the meantime, I’ll stay connected and volunteer at SJF events, continue to talk about the work of SJF and funded organizations with friends and family, and meet up with fellow Giving Project alums and SJF community.