SJF NW Invites You to Our 40th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 40 Years of Building Power for Lasting Change

Sunday, June 3, 2018
3-7 pm
Washington Hall, Seattle

Event Highlights:

  • A one-of-a-kind history installation honoring our 40 years funding the frontlines of social change
  • Cocktail celebration and music by DJ Daps1!


Glenn Harris
Anastacia-Renee Tolbert

Keynote Speaker Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines, over 25 years as an organizer and advocate for social justice and racial equity, including several years on the board of SJF.

Anastacia-Renee Tolbert is a queer writer of color, performance artist, creative writing workshop facilitator and activist. Anastacia-Renee is the 2017 Seattle Civic Poet and will share her work at the celebration.

Event sponsored by the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Seattle Education Association, Resource Generation, Pride Foundation, Potlatch Fund, Real Change, and El Centro de la Raza.

In 1978, a group of progressive donors came together to form A Territory Resource, or ATR. Forty years later, the grantmaking continues, the program has expanded to center our unique Giving Project model, and the base of members and supporters has grown exponentially. Along the way our name was changed to Social Justice Fund NW but the mission and vision remains the same.

On June 3, SJF will celebrate 40 years of engaging members in a participatory process of grassroots fundraising to support community organizations on the frontlines of social change.

Come meet the people that have built this organization from the ground up and engage with grantees, Giving Project alumni, and long-time donors and supporters.

Note: This event is a one-time celebration with a low ticket price of $10. SJF will still be holding our annual fundraising dinner in the fall



Learn more about sponsorship opportunities by emailing Burke.


Email Chris if you’re interested in volunteering at the event.

Share your ATR/SJF story

Email Palmira if you’re interested in sharing a memory or story about why you love SJF as part of the lead-up to the anniversary party.