Why did you sign up for a Giving Project?
I learned about the Social Justice NW Fund through a random search online and was intrigued by the organization’s social justice lens to philanthropy. I joined a Giving Project because I wanted to learn more about what that meant, challenge myself in fundraising, and build community. I was looking to be involved in the community that was different from mentoring, which I had done previously.
What were one or two meaningful experiences or takeaways for you from this Giving Project?
In my cohort, we had very honest and open discussions about our privileges and how that impacts the way we move about the world. I was challenged to think a lot about my internal motivations and biases, which has helped me reflect on who I am and what impact I want to make in my community.
How do you hope to stay connected to Social Justice Fund and/or to the grassroots organizing you supported in this Giving Project?
I hope to stay connected by attending and volunteering for SJF events. I am also interested in participating in a Giving Project again in the future!