Why did you sign up for a Giving Project?
Joining a Giving Project was a way for me to take action after the haze of the election. I wanted to be a part of the movement/the resistance and this felt like the best way for me to support a number of badass POC-led, social justice-led organizations. It was a way to leverage my voice, my time, my community, and our collective dollars to build power.
What were one or two meaningful experiences or takeaways for you from this Giving Project?
1) I had an amazing conversation with my dad about social justice, it was one of our more connected, vulnerable conversations. 2) Meeting community members during site visits. It was really meaningful to hear personal stories and in some ways get to experience the work that our grantees are doing, every day. The GP was a lot of work between grant reading, scoring, and fundraising but it was also a really hopeful experience getting to read and meet amazing leaders fighting for justice.
How do you hope to stay connected to Social Justice Fund and/or to the grassroots organizing you supported in this Giving Project?
Oh, I’ll be around! I’ve been asked to help with some facilitation and grant reading – but I’ll also show up to events, continue to build community within SJF, and hook more folks into giving projects.